Feel the Lions roar with a commemorative stamp and coin

24 May 2017

New Zealand Post is celebrating The British & Irish Lions Tour 2017 with an official stamp and coin release.

The stamps show each of the seven regions around the country where the rugby games are being played incorporated into a map of New Zealand.

New Zealand Post Head of Stamps and Coins Simon Allison says NZ Post worked with renowned New Zealand designer Dave Burke to come up with images worthy of the excitement and tradition that this rugby tour brings with it.

“The British & Irish Lions Tour 2017 is a very special event for any rugby fan. Many of us will remember how the 2005 tour captivated the country and we expect these matches to be no different,” says Simon Allison.

As well as the stamps, New Zealand Post is issuing two limited edition collectable coins, which will be of particular interest to rugby fans. The 1oz silver proof coin is limited to just 1,000 worldwide and is not expected to last long.

Every four years the Lions tour the Southern Hemisphere, and in 2017 it is New Zealand’s turn to host and compete in the series. The tour begins on 3 June and ten matches will be played over six weeks.

The stamps can be ordered online at www.nzpost.co.nz/stamps and are on sale in PostShops. The coins can be pre-ordered online for delivery in late May.