The seminal fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien drew on real-life places for many of the iconic locations in Middle Earth. One of them was Stromboli Island off the Sicilian coast, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, known for its regular eruptions. After the author sighted it, it became the inspiration for the fictional Mount Doom, a frightful and threatening volcano that became the heart of the forbidding Land of Mordor where the Dark Lord Sauron dwelled and forged his One Ring of Power. The only place where that Ring could be destroyed, it held the key to the ultimate fate of that world, and is commemorated by the New Zealand Mint with the extraordinary 2022 3 oz Niue Silver Lord of the Rings Mount Doom Coin.
- Ships in a themed display case inside a protective acrylic capsule!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins!
- Contains 3 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Comes with a unique Certificate of Authenticity.
- Face value of $10 (NZD) as legal tender of Niue.
- Obverse side features a profile effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features a detailed engraving of Mount Doom.
In adapting The Lord of the Rings for the big screen, Peter Jackson’s production team cast New Zealand’s spectacular Mount Ngaurahoe in the role of Mount Doom, the closest local equivalent to the oppressive and threatening atmosphere of the volcano in the books. For generations of fans, that mountain has become the iconic image of the fiery peak also known as Orodruin and Amon Amarth in the Elven tongues of Middle Earth, and it effectively makes a cameo appearance on the latest offering in the New Zealand Mint series dedicated to the franchise.
The 2022 Niue Silver Lord of the Rings Mount Doom Coin features detailed engravings accentuated by a matte antique finish. It ships in an acrylic capsule inside a themed display case, with a Certificate of Authenticity to specify each coin’s unique number in the mintage.
The late Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse side in an official effigy that verifies it as legal tender. She’s accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “TEN DOLLARS” and “2022.”
The reverse side features the smoking peak of Mount Doom and the blasted countryside of the Plateau of Gorgoroth surrounding it, rendered in detailed engraving with New Line Cinema’s copyright and trademark inscribed at the rim, along with verification of the coin’s weight and purity.
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