Sir Edmund Hillary, Gold Proof coin 2008
At 11.30am on 29 May 1953 Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to scale Mount Everest.
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II.
Reverse: A portrait of Edmund Hillary and his signature, with the Silver fern behind.
Mintage: 1,953. Perth Mint.
Gold, 99.99% pure.
Certificate of Authenticity Number 0884.
Grade: There are faint hairline scratches to the fields. The case, box and certificate are all in poor condition.