The New Zealand Mint released a set of Transformers coins based on the original cult cartoon series movie (1986), back in late 2012 which appears to have been a mild success. Now the Perth Mint are back with a silver set of three, one-ounce rectangular coins in some transformable packaging. The standout feature is the lenticular imaging on the reverse sides, similar to that employed earlier this year on the same mints Charlie Chaplin commemorative coin, also rectangular.
THE LENTICULAR EFFECT
The effect on the Transformers coins seems a little less fluid and subtle than on the Charlie Chaplin coin, but we’ve yet to see a coin in the hand and so can’t directly compare until then.
There are three coins in the set based on key characters in the film and all sell for around $105.00 each, or at a special price for all three, $287.00. Designed by Jennifer McKenna, they’re a fine tribute to a movie that may or may not be worthy of them. Here’s the trailer anyway;
“Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, a brave and compassionate commander determined to improve the universe. In TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION this fearless leader is depicted as a Western Star truck on transformation. Optimus Prime finds himself constantly in battle with the Decepticons in his quest to protect the inhabitants of Earth, and the universe at large”
“Bumblebee was the second character to ever appear on-screen in the original TRANSFORMERS animated series when it debuted in 1984. Back then, Bumblebee transformed into a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. Thirty years on, fan favourite Bumblebee is back for the fourth instalment of the popular TRANSFORMERS movie franchise, where he is depicted as a yellow Chevrolet Camaro on transformation.”
“Lockdown is a rogue Decepticon, now a ruthless bounty hunter who will stop at nothing to bring his bounty in. Driven by the thrill of the chase, he lives by the motto “Run all you want. It’ll make the chase more fun”. Back with a vengeance in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Lockdown is depicted as a super sports car on transformation”
|1 DOLLAR||0.999 Ag||31.135g||47.60 x 27.60mm||PROOF||5,000|