Remember when the first THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ movie came out and we all fell in love with the lush pastures of the Shire? Now you can own a reminder of that beautiful landscape, with its truly delightful hobbit-holes, by ordering one of these new coins!
Of course, at New Zealand Mint we have a natural fondness for this subject matter - as the magnificent dairy farming landscape around the New Zealand town of Matamata was used to portray the peaceful Shire region! A beautiful and fruitful land beloved by its inhabitants, the Hobbits, with green, rolling hills and freshly tilled earth, along with gardens and flower boxes on the window sills. It appears to be one of the prettiest places in Middle-earth.
The 3oz pure silver engraved coin shows the full beauty of the Shire, with close-ups on the iconic hobbit-holes for the 1oz silver and 1/4oz gold versions The silver coins have also been antiqued to provide further definition to the landscape. All the coins are legal tender and feature Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy on the obverse side.
Each coin is officially licensed and has a Certificate of Authenticity. The presentation boxes they arrive in are themed to match. The precious gold coin also comes in a separate coin case that can be angled for display.
Every coin has a unique serial number, confirming its place in the limited mintages – which are 1,000 for the 3oz silver, 3,000 for the 1oz silver and only 300 for the ¼oz gold! Which of these precious THE LORD OF THE RINGS collectibles will you choose?