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can anyone confirm this is authentic?


Sep 30 2013, 2:46pm

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can anyone confirm this is authentic? Can't Post

I was perusing ebay looking for Tolkien goodies and came across this:


Now, I know similar coins have been minted for the Hobbit - in fact I was lucky enough to win one in a contest/giveaway hosted here on TORN. It was a silver coin with Bilbo on it made to commemorate AUJ. Can anyone confirm New Zealand had a similar commemoration of LOTR, ROTK, etc? I guess my question is, is this coin an official New Zealand thing or just a commercial item?

If anyone could find me any background info about this coin, that would be much appreciated.


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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Oct 2 2013, 10:30pm)

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Oct 2 2013, 10:34pm

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There's a link here to silver coins from NZ Mint [In reply to] Can't Post

but I can't see a version of the one you have linked to. There's a set of six that depict iconic movie scenes, none of which are of the Grey Havens, and the rest appear to be renditions of the film characters.


If the coin you have linked to is genuine, it's not listed on NZ Mint's website.

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