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 Set
The set of three brilliant uncirculated coins portrays three characters that play important roles in Bilbo Baggins’s journey.
- Set of three brilliant uncirculated coins minted from Al/Zn/Br (gold colour)
- Features Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf and Radagast, and three of the thirteen Dwarves
- Presented in an attractive display card
The set of three brilliant uncirculated coins portrays a range of characters that play important roles in Bilbo Baggins’s journey. Gandalf is pictured alongside fellow wizard Radagast, three of the thirteen dwarves are shown on their journey, and Thorin Oakenshield is pictured within an attractive folder featuring imagery from the film and information on the characters featured on the coins.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Composition:||Al/Zn/Br (gold colour)|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf and Radagast and Dwarves|
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||Unlimited|
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