One of the most iconic locations in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth is the Shire, home of the Hobbits who form the emotional core of his most famous literary works. Its rustic appeal and the unique architecture of the Hobbit-hole were brought to life on New Zealand sets in the blockbuster film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Warner Bros. Consumer Products collaborated with the New Zealand Mint on collectible coins that celebrate this legacy, such as the 2022 3 oz Silver Antique Niue Silver The Shire Coin now on offer from Silver.com.
- Comes in a compact modern themed box, encased in black velvet!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins!
- Consists of Thre Troy ounces of .999 Fine Silver.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Face value of $10 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Obverse side features a legal tender effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features a charming image of the Shire’s countryside.
The 2022 Silver Antique Niue The Shire Coin offers beautifully sculpted artwork of the Shire with an antique finish, shipped in a compact themed box with the coin encased in black velvet. Silver.com fully insures each shipment, which comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that identifies your coin’s unique number in this exclusive limited mintage.
The Shire’s unique fantasy rural appeal provided a homey environment from which the everyman Hobbit heroes of Tolkien’s books could set forth on quests into the wide world of Middle-Earth. A gentle and peaceful setting that contrasted with the drama and conflicts of the realms of Men, Dwarves, and Elves, it provided a touchstone for fans of the books and of the extraordinary film adaptations from New Line Productions that definitively brought these stories to the silver screen. Pure silver makes for an ideal medium to showcase the legacy of this fantasy locale.
The coin’s obverse side features the profile effigy of Queen Elizabeth II familiar from Commonwealth coinage all over the world. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “Ten Dollars,” and “2022.”
The reverse side shows the rolling hills and Hobbit-holes of the Shire, accompanied by the copyright and trademark of New Line Productions and the inscription “3 oz 999 Fine Silver” verifying its content.
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