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New Zealand Mint Silver Coin

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1oz Silver Coin (New Zealand Mint)

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About the Coin:
Doctor Who is currently the longest running and most successful science fiction television series of all time. Produced in Great Britain by the BBC, the programme depicts the adventures of a time traveling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a telepathic travel machine that’s bigger on the inside than the outside, and outwardly appears to be a blue 1960s British police box. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help those he comes in contact with, and right wrongs across the universe.

Doctor Who first aired in 1963, and to date the title role has been played by eleven different actors. The program has received recognition from critics and the public as being one of the finest British television series ever produced and is aired around the globe.

  • Mintage 10,000
  • Year of Issue2013
  • Denomination $2
  • Edge Milled
  • Diameter 40.1 mm
  • Finish Proof
  • Metal.999 Silver

Reverse Design:

This depicts an engraved relief of the iconic TARDIS used by the Doctor to travel through time and space. This bursts forth out of a dynamic high quality colour printed background representing time travel. The coins border features the finely engraved words Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1963 – 2013.


Obverse Design:

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin enclosed is issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island.


Packaging Design:

The final product may vary slightly from what is shown. The 50th Anniversary coin is packaged in the iconic Doctor Who TARDIS, the telepathic travel machine. The doors of the TARDIS slide open to display the 1oz coin and certificate of authenticity inside.


Press Release…

Silver to Celebrate Doctor Who’s Golden Anniversary

BBC Worldwide and New Zealand Mint Launch Commemorative 50th Anniversary Coins for Iconic TV Series Doctor Who

In an exciting collaboration through time and relative dimension in space, BBC Worldwide Australasia and New Zealand Mint are offering a legal tender coin, and a series of collectible coins as a celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary.

To celebrate the world’s longest running sci-fi series, New Zealand Mint will launch a one-ounce silver .999 coin which features an engraved picture of the iconic TARDIS, as well as a unique 50th Anniversary logo. The coin comes packaged in a 3D model replica of the TARDIS, which opens with the iconic TARDIS “vwarp vwarp” sound. The coins themselves are legal tender for $2 in the South Pacific Island nation Niue, making them a must-have item for fans to collect.

Later in the year New Zealand Mint will also release collectible coins featuring all 11 Doctors, from the first Doctor played by William Hartnell, to the current incarnation – Matt Smith. Further Doctor Who coin releases are also planned for 2014 and 2015.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with New Zealand Mint on this global deal. It is an historic year for the Doctor Who brand, and we are pleased to be able to bring this unique product to Doctor Who fans and coin collectors alike,” said Rachael Hammond, BBC Worldwide’s Senior Licensing Executive, Consumer Products.

Said Simon Harding, NZ Mint Chief Executive: “I grew up watching Doctor Who as a child in New Zealand which, coincidentally, was the first country outside the UK to screen the show. It’s a great honour to now be asked to produce these coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Fans are going to really like what we’ve come up with.”

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  • Woodenhausen

    October 17th, 2013 - 1:11pm

    New set out.

  • Fezmeister

    September 17th, 2013 - 7:38pm

    I’m quite tempted to get this, but I would much prefer one from the Royal Mint. Do we think that’s likely?

    • Woodenhausen

      October 15th, 2013 - 10:06pm

      There will not be a Royal Mint product. The New Zealand Mint has exclusive worldwide rights to the license. The fact this is a NZ minted coin makes no difference whatsoever to it’s value. Quite the opposite in fact.

      Keep an eye on over the next few days for some great news.

  • Moodbeam

    September 13th, 2013 - 12:13am

    Got mine from The Westminster Collection a few weeks ago. I had to pay £150 so that I could pay in £30 installments over five months but it’s definitely worth it as an expensive collectors piece. 😀

  • Matthew

    August 5th, 2013 - 5:10pm

    I got my coin this morning and the sound was working and now it doesn’t pleas help how do I fix it?

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2013 - 5:10pm

      i dont have one but isn’t it solar powered or something need to be in the light

    • Moodbeam

      September 13th, 2013 - 1:38am

      Mine didn’t work from the minute I opened it. After doing some research it seems that the sensors which make the noise are activated by light; from personal experience you need quite a significant amount of light in the room for it to work. If all else fails, hold it under a lamp or put your fingers on the sensors for 30 seconds then take them off; you should find the noise starts to play.

  • bmwho71

    July 24th, 2013 - 5:21am

    What if you could get Peter Davidson to sign this, should/would you do it? How cool would that be?

  • Adam

    July 18th, 2013 - 3:29pm

    I got mine this week. Very nice but now the sound doesn’t work. I hope to get a replacement or I’m going to be really annoyed.

    • Adam

      July 19th, 2013 - 1:01am

      Scratch that last comment. It turns out it needs a sufficient light source to operate, which I did not have. *blushes*

  • Hausen

    July 15th, 2013 - 11:28am

    They have it at for £98 +£6 delivery. Great company, fairly new but solid and they’re official NZ Mint sellers.

  • Brat

    July 7th, 2013 - 12:52am

    I just bought mine and love it

  • drjakeyoung

    July 1st, 2013 - 9:40am

    Dam why cant the UK get this. I know we can still order it from New Zealand but why cant we have something similar here in the UK? I would have thought in the 50th all these companies would have been out of there socks straight away to get a piece of the action. To be honest i don’t think a couple of conventions and proms are not really enough. And the fact we only have 10 episodes this year.

  • mintchicks

    June 26th, 2013 - 12:16pm

    It is available soon in the uk you can register interest as it is apparently available for sale for just under £100 at I am buying two. Plus there is another set of 11 coins with all the Dr Who images coming out later. These people will reserve it for me.

    • booboo

      June 26th, 2013 - 12:23pm

      is this more New Zealand coins or UK for the 11 Doctors

    • mintchicks

      June 26th, 2013 - 8:29pm

      produced by NZ mint for BBC worldwide. Keep you posted when I know more. They will let me know.

    • mintchicks

      June 26th, 2013 - 8:33pm

      The box that the contains the Tardis coin makes a Tardis sound when you open it. LOL

  • Sergey

    June 20th, 2013 - 10:45am

    Can i buy it, if i’m from russia?

  • the astronaut of death

    June 19th, 2013 - 8:04pm

    why cant the uk have these

    • josh smith

      June 19th, 2013 - 8:09pm

      we have other stuff

    • the astronaut of death

      June 19th, 2013 - 8:14pm

      yeah but I would love these aswell

    • booboo

      June 19th, 2013 - 8:22pm

      you can order them

  • Daff

    June 18th, 2013 - 8:34pm

    It would be cool is all the UK coins were stamped with the Doctors Face instead of the queens just for November or on the reverse..

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2013 - 8:37pm

      very surprised nothing from the royal mint in the UK

      I know they have done lots of Doctor Who coins but anniversaries are what they are all about

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2013 - 9:12pm

      Will this ever be available here? And how much would it be about, over £100?

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2013 - 9:15pm

      its available to send here £84 inc post but BEWARE you may have to pay 20% tax and any courier fees as well

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2013 - 9:45pm

      Thanks for the warning, I only buy stuff from the uk anyway and I wanted a special 50th anniversary coin. I hope we get something.

  • Darren

    June 18th, 2013 - 8:32pm

    I ordered this when it was first available earlier this year, in total (including postage) it came to about £120, yes might seem expensive to some but worth it to me with it being part of the 50th anniversary merchandise

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2013 - 8:36pm

      I am very tempted especially with the image of the Tardis it now comes in

  • Some bloke

    January 24th, 2013 - 8:54am

    cool, cant wait, bet it’ll be a bit pricey though.

    • Cymon Hodson

      January 24th, 2013 - 9:52am

      155 NZ dollars or 82.40 GB pounds plus shipping according to the web site

    • Some bloke

      January 24th, 2013 - 10:30am

      thought as much

    • Radburn

      January 24th, 2013 - 1:59pm

      ….and Custom Charges as well for anything over £15

    • Mels

      January 25th, 2013 - 6:21am

      Very nice! Quite expensive though. (Although I really like silver 😀 )

  • Doctorwhofan101

    January 24th, 2013 - 8:17am

    Awesome. Is this only in New Zealand or is it available in the UK?

    • booboo

      January 24th, 2013 - 8:27am

      its mentions it will be available via selected international coin distributors, very surprised if we dont see UK Versions though

    • amanda rowe

      July 16th, 2013 - 2:08am

      new Zealand Mint was commissioned to make them as NZ was the first country outside UK to screen Doctor Who. There are only 10,000 being made. They might sell out fast and they might not make anymore. I just bought one for my son for his Xmas present. I live in Christchurch new Zealand. The total came to $167 NZ dollars incl shipping.

  • The Silent Silent

    January 24th, 2013 - 7:38am

    looks good

    • The Silent Silent

      June 18th, 2013 - 8:30pm

      Did I post this in January??

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2013 - 8:35pm

      yes the coin is now available so i have bought the article forward

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