The 2008 NRL Telstra Premiership season kicked off last night in Sydney. The Royal Australian Mint has joined in the celebrations by releasing an exciting range of official licensed Rugby League centenary collector coins.

“Rugby League holds an important place in the Australian and international sporting history.” said Ms Janine Murphy, Chief Executive Officer Royal Australian Mint.

“Whether you are a player, or a spectator, Rugby League is one of Australia’s favourite sports and we are thrilled to mark this centenary through the release of specially designed coins” said Ms Murphy.

The Centenary of Rugby League coin series includes:

  • 2008 $10 Gold Proof Coin, which salutes the past featuring the historical letter ‘A’ as worn on players’ jerseys during the first decade of the code;
  • 2008 $5 Fine Silver Proof coin, which celebrates the present, featuring an image of a dynamic cover tackle; and
  • 2008 $1 Uncirculated Coin which inspires the future, featuring the Centenary of Rugby League logo.

“We anticipate that these official collector coins will be very popular with our customers and will become valued keep-sakes for the Australian and international rugby league community” said Ms Murphy.

You can purchase these coins by visiting www.ramint.gov.au, calling 1300 652 020 or visiting the Mint premises in Deakin ACT. Most Australia Post outlets also stock these official coins.