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Hobbit coins to become legal tender

By T.K. Randall
October 11, 2012 · Comment icon 9 comments



Image Credit: CC 2.5 Michael Goetter
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.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (9)


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


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