October 8th, 2009

NEW MEDAL: Cricket Medal to be Struck for Fans

[LLANTRISANT, SOUTH WALES] A “medal” toss replaced the coin toss that kicked off the npower Ashes Series 2009 in Wales.

The gold medal is licensed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and was crafted by the Royal Mint. It is one of only 150 made. A medal will be used for each coin toss of the npower Ashes Series, with the five medals then being auctioned. The profits will go to charities nominated by the ECB and the Royal Mint.

Director of Commemorative Coins Dave Knight said, “The 2005 Ashes Series was an amazing occasion for the whole country and we have struck these special medals to give people the opportunity to take home and keep a small piece of what I hope will be an equally incredible series.”

The gold medals are available to purchase for £1,595.00 and come in a special presentation case with a certificate hand-signed by England captain Andrew Strauss.

There are also 50,000 standard nickel-bronze versions of the medal available, priced at £9.95.

For further information or to purchase a medal, please visit www.royalmint.com or call the Royal Mint Customer Services Team on 0845 60 88 222 (UK).

2009 . Issues . News and Notes . October