To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, The Perth Mint has produced 250 spectacularly themed solid gold tribute coins. Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, the limited edition commemorative coin replicates the artistry found on the reverse of its silver predecessor released earlier in the year. Click on the images included here for bigger, coinier versions.
The iconic TARDIS – used by The Doctor to travel through space and time – is set against a dynamic background which represents multi-dimensional travel, bordered by the inscription DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1963 – 2013.
Released by New Zealand Mint under official license from BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, The Perth Mint has also been appointed the sole distributor of the coin in Australia. The coin is issued as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination on the obverse (pictured right).
The golden anniversary tribute is packaged in a prestigious wooden case, which features a vertical insert to display the coin and its Certificate of Authenticity. Only 250 of these coins will be issued for sale worldwide.
Priced at $2,800, the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who 1oz Gold Coin can be purchased from The Perth Mint at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, by telephoning toll free 1800 098 817 or by visiting www.perthmint.com.au/DoctorWho
Thanks to BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand