Monday, January 28, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary One Ounce 999 Silver Coin - New Zealand Mint

About the Coin:

Doctor Who is currently the longest running and most successful science fiction television series of all time. Produced in Great Britain by the BBC, the programme depicts the adventures of a time traveling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor.

He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a telepathic travel machine that’s bigger on the inside than the outside, and outwardly appears to be a blue 1960s British police box. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help those he comes in contact with, and right wrongs across the universe.

Doctor Who first aired in 1963, and to date the title role has been played by eleven different actors. The program has received recognition from critics and the public as being one of the finest British television series ever produced and is aired around the globe.

Reverse Design:

This depicts an engraved relief of the iconic TARDIS used by the Doctor to travel through time and space.

This bursts forth out of a dynamic high quality colour printed background representing time travel. The coins border features the finely engraved words Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1963 – 2013.

Obverse Design:

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin enclosed is issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island.

Packaging Design:

Please note – this packaging is subject to final licensor approval.  The final product may vary slightly from what is shown. 

The 50th Anniversary coin is packaged in the iconic Doctor Who TARDIS, the telepathic travel machine.  The doors of the TARDIS slide open to display the 1oz coin and certificate of authenticity inside.

Technical Specifications:

Metal: 999 Silver
Finish: Proof
Diameter: 40.1 mm
Edge: Milled
Denomination: $2
Year of Issue: 2013
Mintage: 10,000