Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Alex Skerratt
New Zealand Mint Silver Coin Available in UK
The $2 piece, made of silver, has a mintage of 10,000 and an engraved relief of the TARDIS as it hurtles through the full-colour time vortex. The coin border features the finely engraved words ‘Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1963 – 2013′ and, as such, is the perfect addition to anybody’s celebratory collection (or handy bus fare if you live on Niue Island!). The reverse side does, of course, depict the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
As if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, this limited edition coin also comes in its very own TARDIS display box, with doors that go “vworp vworp” and everything. For the considerable sum of £99.99, UK fans can order theirs now from the BBC Shop, claiming a 10% discount if they enter the promotional code DOCTOR1.
Rachael Hammond, BBC Worldwide’s Senior Licensing Executive, said:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with New Zealand Mint on this global deal. It is an historic year for the Doctor Who brand, and we are pleased to be able to bring this unique product to Doctor Who fans and coin collectors alike.”
And Simon Harding, the NZ Mint Chief Executive, added:
“I grew up watching Doctor Who as a child in New Zealand which, coincidentally, was the first country outside the UK to screen the show. It’s a great honour to now be asked to produce these coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Fans are going to really like what we’ve come up with.”