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ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP Silver Proof Coin 5$ Australia 2015


This new 1 oz Silver 999 coin commemorates the Australian and New Zealand national sport they are preparing to host the Cricket World Cup 2015. The Royal Australian Mint has teamed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to present this collectable coin with the stunning dome-shaped silver coin, this piece will have coin collectors, cricket enthusiasts and proud Australians crying “Howzat!”

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings.
The bowler delivers the ball to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball with his bat away from the fielders so he can run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting until ten batsmen are out, or a specified number of overs of six balls have been bowled, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat.
In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 overs per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals.
Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed to be the national sport of England. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international match was held. ICC, the game's governing body, has 10 full members. The game is most popular in Australasia, England, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies and Southern Africa.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2015
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)36.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The coin's reverse creatively utilises the dome-shape to resemble a cricket ball and the coin's obverse follows the inward curve to give an artistic representation of the beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground. The coin's reverse also depicts the inscriptions "ICC Cricket World Cup 2015" and "Australia and New Zealand". The coin's obverse also depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value and the issue country.