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 with Gold Plating

This 1oz silver proof coin with selective gold plating is sure to be a favourite. Featuring Bilbo Baggins with Bag End in the background, this coin is a must for any Hobbit fan.


  • Worldwide mintage of 20,000
  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Gold plated rim inscribed in both English and Dwarvish with the words 'Middle-earth - New Zealand'
  • Features Bilbo Baggins with Bag End in the background
  • Individually numbered certificate

The 1oz silver proof coin with gold plating is sure to be a favourite worldwide. It features selective gold plating around the rim, where the words ‘Middle-earth - New Zealand’ are inscribed in both English and Dwarvish. The depiction of Bilbo Baggins embarking on his journey captures the theme of the film and the individually numbered certificate adds to the collectability of this timeless coin.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver with selective gold plating
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Bilbo Baggins leaving Bag End
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: 20,000

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Price: $149.00