This extremely limited edition coin, designed by renowned coin designer Joaquin Jimenez, shows the stitching on a cricket ball in the backdrop, the Gateway of India to denote the cricketer’s hometown Mumbai, an autographed bat, and a cricket helmet bearing the BCCI insignia. ‘Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 200th Test Match’ reads the text. Queen Elizabeth II is embossed on the other side of the coin.
East India Company, the company which made the coin, said that only 210 gold coins, each weighing 200g, will be released to pay tribute to the Indian cricketer. Collectors can preorder the ‘200th Test Match Gold Coin’ for 12,000 pound here . Other coins commemorating Sachin Tendulkar are 1oz ‘The World’s Greatest Batsman’ gold and a silver coins made by the same company.
“All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I am very fortunate to have lived this dream for the last 24 years. I am honoured to be recognised with the issue of these special coins, which have been impressively designed with a lot of thought,” Tendulkar said .