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THE HOBBIT Coins to Become “Precious” in New Zealand

October 17, 2012 in Coins, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, Silver Coins

by Shawn Cauthen (http://www.screenslam.com)

THE HOBBIT COINS – According to the New Zealand Post, The Hobbit commemorative coins will be release by New Zealand as actual legal tender. The coins themselves will be worth thousands of dollars and feature characters from Peter Jackson’s epic. The coins will go on sale starting November 1, 2012.

Gold coins, $1 face value: Priced at $29.90 – depicts Bilbo Baggins, in the presence of Thorin Oakenshield, signing the contract which will lead him on his adventures; a set of three others also available for $85 showing Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield and dwarves.

Silver coins with gold plating, $1 face value: Priced at $149 – shows Bilbo Baggins setting out at the start of his epic quest.

Silver coin set, $1 face value: Priced at $889 for a set of six. Limited to 1000 sets and shows Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, Thorin Oakenshield, Elrond and Radagast.

Premium gold coins, $10 face value: Either a single coin depicting Bilbo Baggins, priced at $3695, with only 1000 available; or a set of three for $10,995, limited to just 250 sets and depicting Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield.

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