New Zealand to Mint Doctor Who Silver CoinJune 25th, 2013
The New Zealand mint has announced the production of 10,000 limited edition silver coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. The coin will be in a $2 denomination and shall be made of 999 fine silver. The coin is 40.1 mm in diameter with a milled edge. It will be available as of July 1, 2013. The design depicts the iconic TARDIS used by the Doctor to travel through time and space. The TARDIS “bursts forth out of a dynamic high quality colour printed background representing time travel.” The coins border features the finely engraved words: “Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1963 – 2013”. The reverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The 50th anniversary coin is packaged in a special presentation case in the shape of the iconic TARDIS. The packaging has the distinctive sound effects of the TARDIS when opened, making it entirely unique. The doors of the TARDIS open to display the 1oz coin and Certificate of Authenticity.