Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Zealand issues coins to commemorate Mt. Qomolangma conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary

WELLINGTON, May 29 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand Post Thursday issued gold and silver coins commemorating the 55th anniversary of EdmundHillary's conquest of Mt. Qomolangma.

Hillary, who died in January at the age of 88, and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain on May 29, 1953.

The 24 carat gold and pure silver coins, bearing the legend . . .

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