Thunderbird 2 Silver Coin
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The New Zealand Mint Thunderbird Countdown continues.
Following on from the officially licensed Thunderbirds 50 Years Anniversary, Thunderbird 5, Thunderbird 4 and Thunderbird 3 coins, New Zealand Mint are thrilled to add the Thunderbird 2 Silver coin to the collection.
This 1 oz Silver coin features gifted artist and pianist Virgil Tracy and futuristic equipment freight vehicle Thunderbird 2, set against an engraved background. The release of the Thunderbirds collectible coins is timed to coincide with an exciting part-CGI television remake, which began its broadcast in 2015, 50 years after the original.
Classic Thunderbirds remains one of the most influential British Sci-Fi television shows of its era, and continues to play an influential part in modern culture, so don't miss out on being part of it - start or add to your collection today.
This highly collectible silver coin has a Limited Mintage of only 5,000 coins.
A new Thunderbird Coins Special Bundle Offer is available now, where you can buy the entire collection for a special price. Check out the Special Offer here.
Style Number: 30-00372
- Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Coin Weight: 1 oz
- Coin Finish: Proof / Coloured
- Coin Diameter: 40 mm (Nominal)
- Coin Edge: Milled
- Coin Denomination: $2
- Year of Issue: 2015
- Coin Mintage: 5,000
- Effigy : Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Country of Issue : Niue
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.
This 1 oz Fine Silver coin features champion driver Virgil Tracy and his futuristic equipment freight vehicle Thunderbird 2.
About Virgil Tracy
- D.O.B: August 15th 2041
- Education: Denver School of Advanced Technology
- Known For: Fearlessness and iron resolve
- Fact: A gifted artist and pianist
- Role: Pilot of Thunderbird 2
About Thunderbird 2
- Length: 76.2 m (250 ft)
- Wingspan: 54.9 m (180 ft)
- Top Speed: 3,218 kph (2,000 mph)
- Motive Power: Booster and take-off rockets, turbo jets, ramjet turbines
- Role: Freighting International Rescue’s heavy engineering equipment
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