When the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who came around back in 2013, the New Zealand Mint was on point to issue a range of silver and gold commemorative coins to mark the milestone event. Hugely successful, the range debuted with a TARDIS coin in some innovative packaging, before moving on to a huge twelve-coin set of Doctors in a giant fob watch replica packaging and a five-coin set of monsters.
Now the Doctor is back with a new annual coin release based around the seasons rather than the characters or objects in this huge sci-fi universe. It’s a good time to start with Season 10 of New Who coming to an end along with the era of Peter Capaldi. The coin reverse depicts a composite selection of all the main characters, both the Doctor and companions, and some enemies. It’s an attractive mix for the Who fan and inscriptions are kept unobtrusive.
The obverse is a standard Niue one from the New Zealand Mint, depicting the effigy of the head of the Commonwealth of which Niue is part, Queen Elizabeth II. Coin issue details are inscribed around the effigy. Packaging is a variant of the mints Warriors of History style and we like those immensely as they’re neat and easy to store or display.
Struck in an ounce of 99.9% silver, the coin comes with a serialised certificate of authenticity. Available to order now, the coin has a mintage limited to 10,000 pieces. Buyers can pick the coin up from official dealers like Minted-UK for £70.00, Powercoin, or from the NZ Mint store.