New Zealand is home to Middle-earth once again, with the release of the first of three films based on 'The Hobbit'. To mark this moment in cinematic history, New Zealand Post is issuing official stamps as well as the only official legal tender commemorative coins from Middle-earth.
Silver Coin Set
This set of six 1oz silver proof coins features Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, Radagast and Elrond.
- Low worldwide mintage of just 1,000 sets
- Each coin is minted from 0.999 silver
- The rim of each coin is inscribed in both English and Dwarvish with the words 'Middle-earth - New Zealand'
- Features Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, Radagast and Elrond
- Packaged within a beautiful carved wooden case featuring the official The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey logo and a silhouette of the travelling party
- Individually numbered certificate
Each coin in this silver proof set portrays an important character in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Along with Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield, the set of six 1oz silver proof coins features Radagast - an eccentric wizard and friend to Gandalf, Elrond - one of the wisest and most ancient elves in Middle-earth, and Gollum - a mysterious creature that will change Bilbo’s life forever. This set of precious coins and the accompanying certificate are presented within a carved wooden case - featuring the official logo and a silhouette of the travelling party.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Weight:||1 troy oz|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, Radagast and Elrond|
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||1,000|
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