Although warrior Dwarf Gimli, son of Gloin, is the seventh character coin to appear in our THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ Classic Coin Collection, there is no disputing he is a fan favourite! A great fighter, wielding multiple axes, his Dwarf strength is all he needs to crush orcs and goblins alike. Without his strength the Fellowship would have been far weaker.
On this new 1/4oz gold coin there is a raised and frosted image of the battle-hardened Gimli, axe in hand of course, which contrasts beautifully against the mirror finish background. While the 1oz silver coin shows Gimli in full colour, front and centre, carrying his weapons of choice. The use of frosting and a mirror finish on the background add depth to this coin’s design. The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley can be seen on the obverse side of both coins.
Each arrives with display-ready packaging and a Certificate of Authenticity. The outer box is themed to match. The coin’s unique serial number is shown on the certificate, confirming its place in the limited mintages – which are 3,000 for the silver and only 250 for the gold!
One of Gimli's most touching lines comes at the end of The Return of the King. Before the final battle, Gimli remarks “I never thought I’d die fighting side-by-side with an Elf.” It's his way of showing solidarity and friendliness with a former enemy. Legolas responds, “How about side-by-side with a friend?” and Gimli agrees.
So, if you recently purchased the coin for Legolas, now you can order Gimli and put the dream team together!