The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Rosland Capital have released an exclusive gold and silver commemorative coin collection to celebrate the Billie Jean King Cup.
Each coin bears the portrait of Billie Jean King, her signature, and the logo of the Billie Jean King Cup. The obverse side features the late Queen Elizabeth II as portrayed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the coin’s face value, and the year of issue (2022).
All the coins are legal tender, 2022 issue, and minted as proofs – their highest level of quality – by Swiss-based PAMP, one of the world’s best-regarded private mints. All the gold coins are 999.9 fine gold, while the silver coins are 999.0 fine silver.
The coins’ protective package bears the Billie Jean King Cup logo and Ms. King’s signature, as well as the dynamic Billie Jean King Cup graphics which were such a standout visual element at the 2022 Finals in Glasgow.
The first coins to be offered are 50mm diameter 2.5 oz silver coins and 22mm diameter 0.25 oz gold coins. They will be followed by 1.5 oz gold coins, and 100mm diameter 1-kilo coins in gold and silver.
The back of the packaging acts as a numbered certificate of authenticity. It also includes a statement of metal fineness, weight, and proof quality, as well as the signature of the accredited assayer at PAMP.
The new coin range joins the growing Rosland Sports series, which has to date seen the release of specially licensed coins for distinguished sporting bodies and individuals such as Formula 1, the Keep Fighting Foundation inspired by Michael Schumacher, and the Ayrton Senna Institute as well as the PGA Tour, Fernando Hierro, Sir Jackie Stewart, Arnold Palmer Enterprises, and the Davis Cup amongst others.
Kelly Fairweather, ITF CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have worked with Billie Jean King Enterprises and Rosland on this collection and the results are fantastic. Billie Jean has brought fresh energy and excitement to this wonderful competition, and it’s fitting that we are able to celebrate her incredible achievements through this collection.”
Rosland Capital U.S. CEO Marin Aleksov said: “We are thrilled to celebrate such a great athlete, role model, and all-round wonderful human being. Billie Jean’s achievements on and off the court are an inspiration to us all, and especially to young players who can perhaps see themselves achieving more than they ever thought possible. The opportunity to continue our Rosland Sports series with such an iconic sporting figure is a real privilege. It is a source of immense pride to the Rosland team to have collaborated with Billie Jean on this project, and the results are outstanding.”