Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Zealand Mint Launch Commemorative 50th Anniversary Coins

In an exciting collaboration through time and relative dimension in space, BBC Worldwide Australasia and New Zealand Mint are offering a legal tender coin, and a series of collectible coins as a celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, New Zealand Mint will launch a one-ounce silver .999 coin which features an engraved picture of the TARDIS, as well as a unique 50th Anniversary logo. The coin comes packaged in a 3D model replica of the TARDIS, which opens with the familiar sound.  The coins themselves are issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of the South Pacific Island nation Niue, making them a must-have item for fans to collect.

Later in the year New Zealand Mint will also release collectible coins featuring all 11 Doctors, from the first Doctor played by William Hartnell, to the current incarnation - Matt Smith. Further Doctor Who coin releases are also planned for 2014 and 2015.

The coins will officially launch at the World Money Fair in Berlin on 1 February and will be available for pre-order at the New Zealand Mint website www.newzealandmint.com  from 24 January or via selected international coin distributors.

Thanks to BBC Worldwide

1 comment:

develish1 said...

Is there anything new on this?

I've been checking the website the last couple of days looking for pre-order info, and not only has it still not appeared, but when I checked today, the news article announcing the coins has now been removed from the site