Doctor Who is the world's longest running science fiction television series. Produced by the BBC, the program portrays the adventures of a time travelling alien known as the Doctor who explores the universe in his TARDIS, an extraordinary ship which is bigger on the inside than the outside and has the appearance of a 1960s British Police Box. Along with his succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of adversaries as he works to save civilisations, help people, and right wrongs across the cosmos.
Doctor Who was first aired in Britain in November 1963 and has since become an icon of British popular culture. Today, the program is a cult television favourite as it continues to captivate audiences around the world.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of New Zealand Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Iconic TARDIS Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a classically struck design of the TARDIS, used by the Doctor to travel through space and time, against a coloured background which represents multi-dimensional travel. The design features a frosted border which portrays the inscription DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1963 – 2013.
Niue Legal Tender
Issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination.
Unique and Innovative TARDIS Display Case With Sound
The anniversary coin is packaged in a special presentation case in the shape of the iconic TARDIS – the Doctor’s travel machine – within a BBC branded shipper. The doors of the TARDIS open to the familiar ‘vworp vworp’ sound to display the collectable and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
New Zealand Mint will issue no more than 10,000 of these Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins in special TARDIS style packaging.
Official Licensed Product
Under official license of BBC Australia & New Zealand, the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who 1oz coin is issued by New Zealand Mint.
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