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2005 The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Silver Proof Coin with Gold Plating - Aslan

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This silver proof coin potrayed an image of the great and powerful lion Aslan.


  • Minted from 99.9% fine silver with selective gold plating
  • Featured a carefully crafted image of the lion Aslan
  • Worldwide mintage limit of 10,000.


The Great Lion Aslan radiates solemnity and joy, strength and gentleness, fury and tenderness. When the children hear Aslan’s name, they feel hope. When they see him, his golden power nearly overwhelms them. When he speaks their names, they know they have met their greatest and truest friend. His wisdom and compassion are as boundless as his courageous heart. And in the end nothing - not even the dark payment the White Witch demands of him - can bind him or contain his power.

Struck to the exceptionally high standards of the Royal Australian Mint, this fine silver coin has been selectively plated with gold to enhance the coin’s design.

The reverse of the coin displays a carefully crafted image of Aslan the lion, a character from The Chronicles of Narnia - the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; while the obverse contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 99.9% fine silver with selective 99.9% gold plating
Weight: 1 troy ounce
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Aslan
Designed by: Wojciech Pietranik
Worldwide mintage limit: 10,000
Mint: Royal Australian Mint