The New Zealand Mint is known for producing memorable collectibles that celebrate characters from the most popular fictional universes in contemporary entertainment. One such character is Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, a covetous creature obsessed with the One Right of Power at the story’s heart. In the film version, he was brought to life by a combination of CGI and the acting of Andy Serkis, and he’s featured on the 2022 1 oz Silver Proof Niue Colorized The Lord of the Rings Gollum Coin.
- Comes in a high-quality coin case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2022 by the New Zealand Mint!
- Limited mintage of just 3,000 pieces!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 Fine Silver.
- Face value $2 (NZD) as legal tender of Niue.
- Reverse features a colorized picture of Gollum.
- Obverse features a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
The 2022 Silver Proof Niue Colorized The Lord of the Rings Gollum Coin is a gorgeous collectible sure to be coveted by fans and collectors as much as Gollum himself covets the Ring. Pure silver, vividly colorized, and with a brilliant mirrored proof finish, it comes in a high-quality coin case with a magnetized display insert. Silver.com fully insures your shipment, which includes a Certificate of Authenticity that identifies your coin’s unique number in a limited mintage of just three thousand coins.
In the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, Gollum made his first appearance as a conniving riddler and the keeper of a magic ring in The Hobbit. By The Lord of the Rings, his story had developed: the magic ring was revealed as a terrible focus of the Dark Lord’s power, and Gollum had been in its thrall for centuries as it drove him to madness. His obsession came with an added layer of inner conflict when he came to the big screen in Peter Jackson’s blockbuster film trilogy, sometimes pitiful and at other times snarling and vicious.
The coin’s reverse side features Gollum in the latter mode, crouched and rendered in full color before the gates of Mordor. The colorized portrait is raised and frosted for heightened contrast with the mirrored backdrop. It also carries the copyright and trademark of New Line Productions and verification of the coin’s silver contents.
On the coin’s obverse side is a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, identifying it as legal tender. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “Two Dollars” and “2022.”
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