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Doctor Who thing of the day: get yer $155 $2 New Zealand TARDIS coin

Doctor Who New Zealand coin

The New Zealand Mint will soon be issuing an official BBC-licensed legal-tender Doctor Who coin. It’s available to purchase for $155, but if you spend it on candy, you’ll only get $2 worth of jelly babies with it. That’s all in New Zealand dollars, so I’m sure that all works out just fine.

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.

But wait! There’s more:

Later in the year New Zealand Mint will also release collectible coins featuring all 11 Doctors, from the first Doctor played by William Hartnell, to the current incarnation – Matt Smith. Further Doctor Who coin releases are also planned for 2014 and 2015.

Start saving your pennies…

Via Stuff.co.nz.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)



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