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.
- Includes three unique 1oz silver proof coins, featuring three key moments from The Fellowship of the Ring
- The obverse of each coin acknowledges New Zealand as the home of Middle-earth
- Designed by New Zealand artist Sacha Lees
- Minted from 1oz of 0.999 silver
- Low worldwide mintage of 300 sets
- Presented in an elegant display case with a certificate of authenticity.
These highly detailed coins feature three key moments from The Fellowship of the Ring. One depicts Gandalf’s escape by eagle from Orthanc after he is captured by Saruman. The second coin shows the Doors of Durin, the magical gateway to the Mines of Moria where the Fellowship encounters orcs and a fierce fire monster, the Balrog. The third coin depicts the epic scene when the companions gaze up at the Gates of Argonath as they travel by river. On the obverse of each 0.999 silver coin, New Zealand is acknowledged as the home of Middle-earth with the fictional land’s name.
|Denomination:||3 x one New Zealand dollar|
|Finish:||Proof with select colour and gold plating|
|Weight:||Three x 1oz|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Coin 1: The Argonath; Coin 2: Gandalf’s Escape; Coin 3: Durin’s Door|
|Designed by:||Sacha Lees, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||300|
|Mint:||Royal Dutch Mint|
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I am an avid collector of NZ silver coins having most of the commemorative coins, All the annual coins, all the silver coin sets and all the annual Kiwi's (proof and specimen). These are very nice looking coins but very overpriced. I shall not be purchasing these. They have also bought out all 3 sets at once so nearly £1000 to collect all three. They should have staggered the release.