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.

Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

This single brilliant uncirculated coin captures a memorable scene in the film when Bilbo Baggins is presented with a contract to take on the role as ‘burglar’.


  • Minted from Al/Zn/Br (gold colour)
  • Features Bilbo Baggins with the contract
  • Presented in an attractive display card with the character information

The setting depicted on the coin is Bilbo’s home – Bag End, and the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield is pictured in the background. This unique coin is presented within a display card featuring imagery from the film and information on this unassuming Hobbit – Bilbo Baggins.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition: Al/Zn/Br (gold colour)
Weight: 20g
Diameter: 39mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Bilbo Baggins reading the contract with the dwarves in the background
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: Unlimited

Finished products may differ from those illustrated online. 

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Price: $29.90