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can anyone confirm this is authentic?

FrogmortonJustice65
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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:

http://www.ebay.com/...id=p3984.m1423.l2649

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.

Frogmorton

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


Ataahua
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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.

http://coins.nzpost.co.nz/node/2968

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

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