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 Frodo coin from The Fellowship 3-coin set
- Features hobbit and ring-bearer Frodo, around whom the Fellowship formed
- 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 memorable moment in The Fellowship of the Ring when Frodo tries to stop Pippin from revealing his identity in the Prancing Pony. Frodo falls and catches the ring on his finger, wearing it for the first time and becoming invisible. Frodo then finds himself in a terrifying twilight world, where he sees the Eye of Sauron seeking out the One Ring.
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.
Check out the full range of silver coins here.
|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.|