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New Zealand issues Doctor Who and Transformers legal tender

on January 29, 2013 8:00 am


The New Zealand Mint has just announced their Doctor Who Coin Set  and Transformers Coin Set.  The Doctor Who coin measures 40.1mm in diameter and comes with its own TARDIS packaging. The Transformers set is a two pack and each coin measures 40.7 mm in diameter, with both Optimus Prime and Megatron represented on the coins. The set includes a themed display cube featuring silver embossed Decepticon and Autobot insignias.

All coins are 10 oz of 0.999 silver and are a limited run, with 10,000 Doctor Who coins and 5000 Transformer sets being minted.  Each coin has a face value of $2 NZ so you’ll actually be able to spend them at the local shops. :)

The Transformers set comes in at $234US  and the Doctor Who coin at $130US (plus shipping ). They are available for pre-order now, with the Transformer set shipping 10 April and  the Doctor Who set shipping 1 May.


  1. 1
    Sandee Cohen says:

    It’s a great numismatic gimmick, I just wonder if the copyright holders of Doctor Who (BBC?) will get any of these proceeds.

    Doesn’t seem fair if they don’t.

  2. 2
    Samir says:

    I think there may be an error? I don’t think the coin is a 10 oz coin. Looking at the link, it says 1 oz on the outside, and ignoring that, at $30 USD per ounce of silver, a 10 oz coin going for $150 USD would be a steal for everyone based on monetary value alone!

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    Jeff Friedman says:

    No, this is correct. The coin says “1 oz.” ON THE OUTSIDE, but it is heavier on the inside.

    Jeff (I always wanted to make a TARDIS joke)

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