The fifth and final coin in the Doctor Who Monsters series features the Sontarans, an aggressive clone-warrior race from Sontar. Known for their stocky build, greenish brown skin, and distinctive dome-shaped head, the Sontarans reproduce by cloning.
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.
Iconic Sontarans Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a Sontaran set against a dramatic colour background, surrounded by a finely engraved border. The inscription DOCTOR WHO also appears in the design.
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 – Sontarans 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin is issued by New Zealand Mint.
No more than 5,000 of the Doctor Who Monsters – Sontarans 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 Sontaran, 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.
The Sontarans are an aggressive, clone-warrior race from Sontar. For thousands of years they were engaged in a war with the Rutans. In pursuit of an advantage, Comander Linx of the Fifth Sontarans Battle Group tried to invade 13th century Earth until repelled by the Doctor. Later meetings with the Doctor saw the Sontarans invading the Time Lord's home planet of Gallifrey, and trying to convert Earth’s atmosphere into one suitable for warrior cloning.
The Doctor Who Monsters – Sontarans 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin forms part of the 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 Silurians.
This commemorative coin series has been developed in collaboration between BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, and New Zealand Mint.