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Hobbit coins to become legal tender

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Hobbit coins, featuring characters such as Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the wizard, will be legal tender in the country, New Zealand Post said – although their face value will be only a fraction of the cost collectors will be expected to pay.

The most expensive, made from one ounce (28.3 grams) of pure gold, costs more than 350 times its face value. It will set Tolkien enthusiasts back NZ$3,695 ($3,020) but has a face value of just NZ$10.

The cheapest is available for almost 30 times its face value – a NZ$1 coin retailing for NZ$29.90.

http://www.telegraph...ew-Zealand.html

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Kinda pricey for a NZ$10 coin....

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For that type of face value I would rather keep them than spend them

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I think I will pass

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What a scam. Nobody is going to pay $3,020.00 for one ounce of gold.

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I think you will find they already are legal tender in 'The Shire'

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:-P

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Cool, looking forward when they come out in New Zealand.

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The Hobbit will be one of the worlds better currencies. At least Ben Bernanke will not print gadzillions of it to finance US pork spending.

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They really have a town called ""Hobbiton"? Ok, wheres my passport... Bye guys! See you in a few weeks!!

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