Leading precious metal asset firm, Rosland Capital, last night unveiled the exclusive range of Gold & Silver Fernando Hierro coins, in honour of one of the most highly regarded and decorated football players in history.
The former captain of Spain and Real Madrid was joined at the stunning Palacio Cibeles – overlooking the iconic setting for so many of his past victory celebrations – by a host of his ex-teammates alongside current Real Madrid & Spain stars to mark the launch of this timeless collector’s item. The likes of Luis Figo, Raul, Iker Casillas, Predrag Mijatovic, Fernando Sanz, Chendo, Julio Baptista & Vicente del Bosque came together in central Madrid to honour the career of the highest scoring Real Madrid & Spain defender of all time.
The new coin range was announced as part of the ongoing Rosland Sport series, which has to date seen the release of similar 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, Arnold Palmer Enterprises, and the Davis Cup amongst others.
The new Fernando Hierro collection of individually crafted coins is the latest addition to this storied lineage celebrating Sporting Greatness. Bearing the iconic image of the three-times Champions league winner, the limited number of coins come in 1 oz silver and 1/10th oz gold form as well as in the shape of a special one-off 1-kilogram gold coin edition. The coins are legal tender, issued under the supervision of the New Zealand Mint by the island of Niue, a popular choice for coin collectors around the world. On the obverse side of the coins is the Niue Coat of Arms.
Widely regarded as one of the best defensive players of his era, Fernando Hierro’s career spanned 18 years which saw him represent four clubs: Real Valladolid, Real Madrid, Al-Club Rayyan, and Bolton Wanderers. Best remembered for his 14-year spell at Real Madrid, with whom he won every available club competition including 5 La Liga and 3 Champions League Titles, he famously captained ‘Los Blancos’ to their famous 2002 victory in Europe’s premier club tournament.
Speaking at the launch event, Rosland Capital CEO, Marin Aleksov remarked: “We are thrilled to partner with Fernando Hierro, a true legend of the game. The opportunity to continue our Rosland Sport series with such an iconic sporting figure is a real privilege. The care and quality with which we have produced this special range of gold and silver coins accurately reflects all the qualities of excellence that Fernando has brought to every stage of his magnificent career on and off the pitch. It is a source of immense pride to have collaborated with him on this project and we are delighted to be able to celebrate the man and his achievements tonight.”
Fernando Hierro also commented: “It is a great honour for me to be a part of this wonderful partnership with Rosland Sport. On the eve of the next World Cup and twenty years on from lifting the Champions League Trophy as captain of Real Madrid, this new coin collection feels like a fitting celebration of what I have been fortunate to achieve in my career. To do so in the presence of so many of my teammates, colleagues, friends, and family who have played such a huge part in my life and career, makes the launch of the coin collection even more special. I am truly grateful and excited to be able to share this new range with the world.”