Doctor Who’s cold-blooded rivals, reptilian humanoids known as the Silurians, feature on this 1/2oz silver coin.
The Silurians were the dominant life-form on Earth before the evolution of humanity. Whilst honourable warriors, they often found co-habitation with humanity impossible, due to war-like factions on both sides.
In collaboration, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand and New Zealand Mint offer this collectable to continue Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is meticulously struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
Spectacular Silurians Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a Silurian set against a dramatic colour background, surrounded by a finely struck border. The design also includes the inscription DOCTOR WHO.
Niue Legal Tender
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 2014 year-date and the monetary denomination on the coin’s obverse.
Official Licensed Product
Under official license of BBC Australia & New Zealand, the Doctor Who Monsters – Silurians 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin is issued by New Zealand Mint.
No more than 5,000 of the Doctor Who Monsters – Silurians 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin will be issued for sale worldwide.
Classic Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a classic case, within an illustrated shipper featuring an image of a Silurian, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Doctor Who is currently the longest running and most successful science fiction television series of all time. Produced in Great Britain by the BBC, the program depicts the adventures of a time travelling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor.
An advanced race of reptilian humanoids, the tribes of Homo Reptilia were the dominant life-form on Earth before the evolution of humanity. When a large object appeared in the sky the Silurians retreated underground or escaped Earth in an Ark which entered Earth’s orbit as the Moon. The Doctor has encountered three tribes of Silurians whose hibernation was disturbed by human activity. Whilst honourable warriors, they often found co-habitation with humans to be impossible, due to war-like factions on both sides.
The Doctor Who Monsters – Silurians 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin forms part of an ongoing Doctor Who Monsters series. Collectors can also enjoy coin designs of other Doctor Who villains, such as the Daleks, the Weeping Angels, the Cybermen and the Sontarans.
This commemorative coin series has been developed in collaboration between BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, and New Zealand Mint.