Super Bowl XLIX Commemorative Bronze Flip Coin Replica
Prior to the start of the Super Bowl, the referee conducts the official coin toss with a commemorative Super Bowl Flip Coin. Each Flip Coin is unique to the specific Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLIX (49) will take place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, February 1, 2015. This is a bronze antiqued replica of the coin used on the field to start the game! Strictly limited and numbered edition of only 10,000. Officially licensed product of the NFL. The game is between the AFC champion New England Patriots and the NFC champion and current Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. The New England Patriots, behind quarterback Tom Brady, are appearing in their eighth Super Bowl (tying the record of eight appearances by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys) after beating the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship. They last won the Super Bowl in 2005, but they were also in the 2008 and 2012 Super Bowls. Brady has won three Super Bowls and was Super Bowl MVP in 2002 and 2004. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers in extra time in the NFC championship to become the first Super Bowl champion to return to the Super Bowl game since the New England Patriots in 2005. In 2014, the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos to claim their first Super Bowl win; their only other appearance was in 2006, when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. One side of the Flip Coin features the Vince Lombardi Trophy (awarded to the Super Bowl winners) plus the helmets and names of the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. The reverse shows the official Super Bowl XLIX logo and the date of the game. Also on the reverse, each Flip Coin is inscribed with the unique number that guarantees it is one of only 10,000 issued. Flip Coin is about 1-1/2” in diameter (the size of a classic Silver Dollar) and is struck to the highest numismatic quality. Coin is protected in an acrylic capsule to preserve its condition and presented in a custom 2.5"x 2.5" jewelry case along with a certificate of authenticity. It is a superb commemorative for any football fan.