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2023 The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 20th Anniversary 'The Coronation' 2oz Silver Proof Coin

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Bringing the epic quest of hobbits, humans, and elves to a close, The Return of the King marked the end of a huge filming achievement. The final The Lord of the Rings film closed a long journey for actors, extras and film-workers from around Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.  


  • Features the characters Gandalf and Aragorn 
  • The obverse of each coin acknowledges New Zealand as the home of Middle-earth 
  • Designed by New Zealand artist Sacha Lees
  • Low worldwide mintage of 300 
  • Presented in an elegant display case with a certificate of authenticity. 

Minted from 0.999 silver, this coin features an artwork by New Zealand artist Sacha Lees that nods to the coronation scene in The Return of the King. In one of the emotional peaks of the trilogy, Aragorn is crowned by Gandalf, before he is reunited with Elf princess Arwen. The obverse features a portrait of King Charles III and ‘Middle-earth’ setting these coins apart from other New Zealand commemoratives. 

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof with Selective Colour and gold plating
Composition: 0.999 Silver
Weight: 2 oz
Diameter: 50 mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of His Majesty King Charles III, by Stephen Fuller, New Zealand
Shape: Round
Reverse design: Coronation of Aragorn
Designed by: Sacha Lees, Wellington NZ
Worldwide mintage limit: 300
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
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