Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Fellowship of the Ring, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Fellowship of the Ring, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2021 The Fellowship of the Ring

New Zealand uses the New Zealand Dollar as its circulation currency for daily transactions. The country also issues a number of commemorative and collector coins, including in the large five ounces of silver format (abbreviated as 5 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the official issuer of these coins is NZ Post - which also issues the country's postal stamps. Manufacturing of the coins is commissioned to various foreign mints.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their intrinsic value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

December 2021 marked 20 years since the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. A fantasy story of epic proportions, the film invited a new generation into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved mid-century novels. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand, whose unique landscapes provided a bounty of spectacular scenery. One of modern cinema's greatest achievements, the film earned 13 Academy Award nominations and grossed US$897.7 million worldwide, putting New Zealand on the map as a beautiful place to visit and a brilliant location for film making.

This coin features the nine characters who form the Fellowship in The Fellowship of the Ring. In the film, wizard Gandalf, men Boromir and Aragorn, elf Legolas, dwarf Gimli and hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin set out on a dangerous journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor, the only place where the One Ring can be destroyed to bring peace to Middle-earth. Behind the characters the coin shows a glimpse of the Misty Mountains (the South Island’s Southern Alps). Dwarven runes surround the central image, and the coin is finished with elegant gold plating on the rim.

The obverse of the coin features "Middle-earth" alongside "New Zealand", acknowledging New Zealand's role in the films as the fictional land.

MintRoyal Dutch Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage300
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Fellowship of the Ring - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 5oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH.

The inscription indicates the precious metal content - ".999 Ag 5oz" means "five troy ounces of 99.9% silver"; Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver. The obverse of the coin also acknowledges New Zealand as the home of Middle-earth.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 5oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Fellowship of the Ring - reverse photo

This reverse of the coin features the "Nine Companions" - the nine characters who form the Fellowship in The Fellowship of the Ring. Behind the characters is seen a glimpse of the Misty Mountains (the South Island’s Southern Alps in New Zealand).

The inner rim is inscribed with runes.

Around above, the inscription THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING * 20th ANNIVERSARY.

Around below, the value and denomination ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING * 20th ANNIVERSARY ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in display case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU21JSPC1
Issue price: NZ$ 799.00

See also

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring 20th Anniversary coins include:
- 1 kg Silver, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Nine Companions), 2021
- 5 oz Silver, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Nine Companions), 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Frodo, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Boromir, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Gandalf, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Gandalf's Escape by Eagle, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, The Doors of Durin, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, The Gates of Argonath, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Saruman, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Lurtz, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Eye of Sauron, 2021

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Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Fellowship of the Ring: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage300
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerSacha Lees
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MQLJ-ONZB
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