When the widely popular works of J.R.R. Tolkien were first brought to the screen in blockbuster-quality screen adaptations, it changed the shape of film and marked a major coming-out party for the film industry in New Zealand, where sets fromThe Lord of the Ringsare lovingly maintained as tourist attractions to this day. The New Zealand Mint celebrates this legacy in the form of the 2022 Antique Niue The Shire 1 oz Silver Coin, a tribute to one of the most iconic locations in the books and films.
The 2022 Antique Niue The Shire Silver Coin comes in a compact themed box, encased in black velvet to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. A lovely antique finish brings out the full beauty of its detailed artwork, and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that specifies each coin’s unique number in the mintage. Provident Metals fully insures each and every shipment.
The coin’s obverse side features Queen Elizabeth II in a classic profile portrait, accompanied by the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “Two Dollars,” and “2022.”
A scene of the Shire’s hills and Hobbit-holes is featured on the coin’s reverse. It’s accompanied by the copyright and trademark of New Line Productions and the inscription “1 oz 999 Fine Silver” to verify its content.
The major role thatThe Lord of the Ringsplayed in bringing global attention to New Zealand’s film industry is illustrated by the fact that the films and their locations are a major part of the country’s tourism profile years later. That definitely includes the Hobbit-holes of the Shire, where visitors can go to experience the rural charm of a fantasy setting that for so long existed solely in the imaginations of J.R.R. Tolkien and of his readers. The Shire’s influence on both the worlds of imagination and the very real economy of the country of New Zealand made it a natural subject for celebration by the New Zealand Mint.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||New Zealand Mint|
|Product Series||Lord of the Rings|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Capsule Size||40 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Packaging Dimensions||3.6 x 3.6 x 1.4|