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Thunderbird 2, 1 oz Silver Coin

Following on from the officially licensed Thunderbirds 50 Years AnniversaryThunderbird 5Thunderbird 4 and Thunderbird 3 coins, New Zealand Mint are thrilled to add the Thunderbird 2 Silver coin to the collection.

Thunderbirds were a 1960’s British television sci-fi hit, using puppets and special effects to follow the exploits of the International Rescue, a secret organisation established to save people who are in mortal danger. Set in 2065 the futuristic heroes are ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, his family and their fleet of technologically advanced land, sea, air and space rescue vehicles launched from a secret island to battle against the forces of evil.

The Thunderbird 2, 1 oz silver coin features gifted artist and pianist Virgil Tracy and his equipment freight vehicle Thunderbird 2, set against an engraved background. The coin release is timed to coincide with an exciting part-CGI television remake, which begun its broadcasting in April 2015, 50 years after the original.

Check out the Thunderbird 2 silver coin here.

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Disney Princess Jasmine Coins

We are pleased to announce the new release of the fifth licensed Disney Princess Jasmine collectible 1 oz silver and 1/4 oz gold coins. Welcome to Disney Princess Jasmine who joins other Disney Princesses CinderellaAuroraAriel  and Belle.

Jasmine is the heroine character of Disney’s animated feature film Aladdin in 1992. The movie tells the story of a street smart young thief in the mythical city of Agrabah, who meets and falls in love with the Sultan’s beautiful daughter, Princess Jasmine. They fall in love during a romantic ride on a magic carpet, with the help of the giant-blue Genie of the lamp. A courageous battle with the evil sorcerer Jafar proves to Jasmine that Alladin has the bravery, honesty and intelligence win her heart. 

View the Disney Princess – Jasmine coins here.

 Disney Princess Coin Collection - NZ Mint

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Journeys of Discovery – Marco Polo

We are pleased to introduce you to our brand new coin collection – Journeys of Discovery. This series celebrates exploration and discovery of the unknown. We begin with intrepid traveler, Marco Polo, whose detailed writings of his journey throughout Asia inspired many others to undertake their own Journeys of Discovery.

The Marco Polo 2 oz Silver coin is fully engraved with an antique finish, and captures the moment of Marco Polo meeting the great Kublai Kahn. The packaging of a protective draw string sack has been designed to model the transport materials to trade around the globe at that time.

Journeys of Discovery Coin Collection - NZ Mint

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Forgotten Cities – Petra Silver Coin

NZ Mint is pleased to introduce the Petra 1 oz Silver Coin, the second release in our Forgotten Cities coin collection. Located deep in the rugged south-western mountains of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Petra was once a thriving centre of trade.  Carved directly into the vibrant red, white, and pink sandstone cliffs, this prehistoric city was soon after abandoned and lost to the Western world for hundreds of years. In 1812, a Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, discovered an empty city of mystery. Walking through its abandoned doors, he was amazed by its architecture and complex infrastructure.  Today, Petra is an icon of Jordan, as well as the country’s most-visited tourist attraction and has been named one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World.

Win this book:  “Travels in Syria and the Holy Land” by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt…Click here to find out details.

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Thunderbird 3 Silver Coin

The countdown continues as we introduce the new Thunderbird 3, 1 oz silver coin. Thunderbirds were a 1960’s British television sci-fi hit, using puppets and special effects to follow the exploits of the International Rescue, a secret organisation established to save people who are in mortal danger. Set in 2065 the futuristic heroes are ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, his family and their fleet of technologically advanced land-, sea-, air- and space-rescue vehicles launched from a secret island to battle against the forces of evil. Thunderbird 3 features the champion driver Alan Tracy and his space rescue and transport vehicle Thunderbird 3. The release of the Thunderbirds collectible coins is timed to coincide with an exciting part-CGI television remake, which has begun its broadcast in 2015, 50 years after the original. Check out the Thunderbird 3, 1 oz silver coin here.

Thunderbird 3 Coins - NZ Mint

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