In 1999 the world’s finest rugby-playing nations came together in the spirit of competition to battle for the Wed Ellis Cup in the finals of the Rugby World Cup. Hosted by the Welsh Rugby Union, the matches were played at venues throughout the five nations of England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The pulsating atmosphere, movement, sound and colour of the great game of Rugby and the enthusiasm of its spectators were captured by Ron Dutton on the reverse of the 1999 two-pound coin struck to commemorate this eagerly awaited sporting event, the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
Diameter – 28.4mm
Weight – 12.0g
Thickness – 2.5mm
Composition - Outer: Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc). Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Edge – Milled
Edge Inscription – Rugby World Cup 1999
The £2 coin is housed in the original Royal Mint presentation folder. The coin is of uncirculated quality and has been carefully handled to avoid damage.