Media Release: Perth Mint Helps The Daleks Invade Australia

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Tuesday 4 February 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

PERTH MINT HELPS THE DALEKS INVADE AUSTRALIA

New Zealand Mint has released a limited edition coin featuring a Dalek from the popular Doctor Who collector series, with The Perth Mint appointed the sole distributor in Australia.

The 1/2oz 99.9% pure silver coin portrays a sculptured representation of Doctor Who’s archenemy, the Daleks set against a dramatic coloured space scene. A frosted border carries the famous inscription EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE and DOCTOR WHO which completes the mesmerising design.

The merciless Daleks first appeared on Doctor Who in 1963, when the Doctor encountered them on the radiation-soaked planet of Skaro, waging war with the peaceful Thals.

“We’re delighted to be bringing the Doctor’s most famous foes, the Daleks, to fans across the nation. As one of the very first monsters to terrify audiences 50 years ago, they are a must-have in the iconic Doctor Who coin collection,” said Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director, Ron Currie.

Forming part of an on-going Doctor Who Monsters series, collectors can also enjoy coin designs of other Doctor Who villains, such as the Weeping Angels, the Cybermen, the Silurians and the Sontarans, all of which will be released over the coming months.

Brigid Roberts, BBC Worldwide ANZ’s Senior Licensing Executive, Consumer Products, adds: “We’re thrilled that the Doctor Who Monsters, who have played a key role in the world’s longest-running sci-fi television series, have been uniquely captured in this collection of coins.”

Released by New Zealand Mint under official licence from BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, all coins are issued as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue and feature the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and the monetary denomination on the obverse.

Only 5,000 of these coins will be issued for sale worldwide. Priced at $75.00, the Doctor Who Monsters – Daleks 1/2oz Silver Coin can be purchased from The Perth Mint Shop at 310 Hay Street, East Perth or by telephoning toll free 1800 098 817 or by visiting the online shop at www.perthmint.com.au/DoctorWho

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For further information:
Makeila Ellis, Media Officer, The Perth Mint
Telephone (08) 9421 7204 Email makeila.ellis@perthmint.com.au