December 2021 marks 20 years since the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. A fantasy story of epic proportions, the film invited a new generation into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved mid-century novels. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand, whose unique landscapes provided a bounty of spectacular scenery. One of modern cinema's greatest achievements, the film earned 13 Academy Award nominations and grossed US$897.7 million worldwide, putting New Zealand on the map as a beautiful place to visit and a brilliant location for film making.
- A standalone version of the Boromir coin from The Fellowship 3-coin set
- Features Fellowship of the Ring character Boromir, who struggles with his sense of duty
- 1oz of 0.999 silver minted in brilliant uncirculated quality
- The obverse of each coin acknowledges New Zealand as the home of Middle-earth
- Designed by New Zealand artist Sacha Lees
- Worldwide mintage of 10,000.
This coin captures the moment when Boromir holds the shattered sword Narsil under the watchful gaze of Aragorn, who will eventually reclaim the throne of Gondor from Boromir’s stewarding family.
The obverse of the coin features 'Middle-earth' alongside 'New Zealand', acknowledging New Zealand's role in the films as the fictional land. These coins have been minted in flip orientation, where the coin is flipped vertically to show the obverse right side up.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom (flip format)|
|Designed by:||Sacha Lees, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||10,000|
|Mint:||Sunshine Minting Inc.|