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 Gandalf coin from The Fellowship 3-coin set
- Features wizard Gandalf, one of the members of the Fellowship
- 1oz of 0.999 silver minted in premium bullion 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 features the wizard Gandalf, depicted in the moment at the beginning of the film when he arrives in Hobbiton and meets Frodo.
The obverse of the coin features 'Middle-earth' alongside 'New Zealand', acknowledging New Zealand's role in the films as the fictional land.
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.|