NZ Mint produces Doctor Who gold coin

Last updated 11:19 18/09/2013
Fairfax NZ

You’ll need to race against time if you want get your hands on the latest Doctor Who coin - there are only 250 in the known universe.

Dr Who Coin
Lawrence Smith
Brent Hindman, head of sales at New Zealand Mint, showcases their latest themed gold coin celebrating 50 years of the BBC's Doctor Who

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New Zealand Mint has produced a gold one-ounce coin to continue the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the longest-running sci-fi television series Doctor Who.

Produced in collaboration with BBC Worldwide Australia, the 9999 gold coin - like its silver counterpart also produced by NZ Mint - features an engraved picture of the iconic tardis as well as a unique 50th anniversary logo.

The reverse depicts an engraved relief of the iconic tardis used by the Doctor to travel through space and time.

The coin has a nominal value of $200. Only 250 have been minted and they are expected to retail for US$2,500 (NZ$3000).

"We think this limited edition Doctor Who one ounce gold coin will be snapped up in record time,'' NZ Mint chief executive Simon Harding said.

The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of Niue Island. 

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