Silver.com is delighted to offer the latest commemorative collectible from the New Zealand Mint, created in cooperation with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and celebrating an iconic fantasy location. The Shire, the home of the Hobbits who form the heart J.R.R. Tolkien’s most famous works, is known for its bucolic charm and singular Hobbit-hole architecture, ably realized for the big screen in Peter Jackson’s 21st-century adaptations of Tolkien’s works. The 2022 1 oz Silver Antique Niue The Shire Coin is now available and is in demand with collectors, investors, and fans.
- Comes in a themed and compact box, encased in black velvet!
- Issued in 2022 by the NZ Mint in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products!
- Limited mintage of only 3,000 coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 Fine Silver.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) issued by Niue.
- Obverse side features a classic effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features a detailed rendering of the countryside of the Shire.
With a gorgeous antique finish and themed box packaging, the 2022 Silver Antique Niue The Shire Coin makes a great gift for aspiring numismatists, avid collectors, and dedicated fans of The Lord of the Rings. The coin comes nestled in its box in black velvet and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity to specify its unique number in the mintage. Silver.com fully insures your shipment against any possible loss or damage.
The coin’s artwork captures the cozy atmosphere of the Shire, which provided a kind of familiar-feeling — and yet magical and delightful — “home base” from which its diminutive Hobbit heroes could venture forth into the wider and scarier expanses of Middle-Earth. It was an imaginary home away from home for generations of fans of Tolkien’s books, and became an equally crucial location for the definitive cinematic adaptations filmed in New Zealand, where sets of the Shire’s movie incarnation are still lovingly-preserved. It all makes for a perfect subject for a collectible from the New Zealand Mint.
Queen Elizabeth II appears in profile, in an image originally designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, on the coin’s obverse side. Her image is accompanied by the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “Two Dollars,” and “2022.”
Hobbit-holes and gentle, rolling hills feature on the coin’s reverse side, a scene from the Shire. It’s joined by the copyright and trademark of New Line Productions and the inscription “1 oz 999 Fine Silver” to confirm its silver content.
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