Thursday, October 11, 2012
The least expensive of the coins in the series have a $1 face value, but will retail for $29.90 NZ each.
In addition to an image of Bilbo shown reading his contract to become a burglar, other $1 coins depict Oakenshield, Gandalf and Radagast together and three of the 13 dwarves in scenes from the film. They sport inscriptions in Tolkien's elvish around the rim.
All of the coins will be legal tender in New Zealand.
New Zealand is attempting to profit from the release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films with a set of special-issue coins featuring Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins and other characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic. WANT!
Source: CBC News