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Hobbit coins to become legal tender

Posted on Thursday, 11 October, 2012 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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New Zealand is to release a series of 'The Hobbit' coins that will be considered legal tender.

To commemorate the upcoming release of Peter Jackson's new film trilogy, the coins will come in a variety of face values and depict characters from the movies such as Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the wizard. Many of the coins are expected to be worth a lot more than their face value with the gold NZ$10 coin worth over NZ$3,695 to collectors.

New Zealand are hoping to see a big increase in tourism thanks to both the success of the original Lord of the Rings films and the new upcoming prequel trilogy. The coins will be going on sale from November 1st.

"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."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Taun on 10 October, 2012, 12:54
Kinda pricey for a NZ$10 coin....
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jackofalltrades on 10 October, 2012, 13:33
For that type of face value I would rather keep them than spend them
Comment icon #3 Posted by wolfknight on 10 October, 2012, 15:51
I think I will pass
Comment icon #4 Posted by OverSword on 10 October, 2012, 18:50
What a scam. Nobody is going to pay $3,020.00 for one ounce of gold.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Junior Chubb on 11 October, 2012, 12:09
I think you will find they already are legal tender in 'The Shire'
Comment icon #6 Posted by King Fluffs on 11 October, 2012, 16:37
:-P
Comment icon #7 Posted by Unusual on 11 October, 2012, 22:05
Cool, looking forward when they come out in New Zealand.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Zaphod222 on 20 October, 2012, 14:34
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.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Emeraldgemheart on 17 October, 2013, 18:58
They really have a town called ""Hobbiton"? Ok, wheres my passport... Bye guys! See you in a few weeks!!


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