2014 Doctor Who Monsters Coin Depicts Dalek

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 21, 2014 · 2 comments

A new one-half ounce 2014 Doctor Who Silver Proof Coin is now available from the Perth Mint of Australia. Depicting a struck Dalek, it is the first issue from the Doctor Who Monsters series dedicated to some of the most memorable foes encountered in the fifty years of the television program.

Doctor Who Monsters - Daleks 2014 One-Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Doctor Who Monsters – Daleks 2014 One-Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin

This new release is composed from one-half ounce of 99.9% pure silver with a reverse design depicting one of Dr. Who’s enemies, a Dalek against a colored background. Mintage of the silver coin is limited to 5,000.

Dr. Who is the longest running and most successful science fiction television series of all time. Throughout its fifty-year history, the program has pitted a time traveling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor against many formidable adversaries including the Dalek. The Daleks first appeared in 1963 where they waged war on the inhabitants of the planet of Skaro. In the show, they followed Dr. Who to Earth only to eventually be annihilated in, "The Last Great Time War."

When completed, the Doctor Who Monsters series will include a total of five coins. Subsequent scheduled issues and release months are:

  • 2014 Weeping Angel Silver Proof Coin in March
  • 2014 Cybermen Silver Proof Coin in April
  • 2014 Silurians Silver Proof Coin in May
  • 2014 Sontarans Silver Proof Coin in June

Previous Doctor Who coins have proven popular with collectors. They include the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Silver Coin which launched last June and a special 11-coin Doctor Who Anniversary Set that followed in October.

Daleks Silver Proof Coin Design and Specifications

Surrounding the Dalek and colored background is a fine border with "DOCTOR WHO" inscribed below. "EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE" is found inscribed to the left along with, "1/2 OZ 999 FINE SILVER."

This coin is produced by the Perth Mint under official license of BBC Australia & New Zealand for the New Zealand Mint. Each is legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue with a face value of 1 dollar.

Shown on the obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "NUE," "ONE DOLLAR" and "2014." The artist’s initials appear below the portrait.

Each proof quality coin features the following specifications:

2014 Doctor Who – Daleks Silver Coin Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.5
Monetary Denomination (NIUE) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.591
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.10
Maximum Mintage 5,000

 

Pricing of the release is now shown as AUS $68.18, or US $61.62. Each ships in a classic presentation case with an illustrated shipper depicting a Dalek and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

A subscription program is also offered. Subscriptions entitle the purchaser to the five Doctor Who Monsters Silver Coins as they are issued.

Orders may be placed directly from The Perth Mint website at http://www.perthmint.com.au. An affiliate link to new Perth Mint silver coins follows:

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Doctor Who logo ™ 2012 & ™ BBC. Licensed by BBCWW Ltd. DALEKS (word marks and devices) are trade marks of the BBC and are used under license.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

J_Dog February 21, 2014 at 10:22 am

$61 for a half ounce of silver? That’s more than a proof Silver Eagle. I guess that’s what they can get for only minting 5,000.

RonnieBGood February 21, 2014 at 11:30 am

As the hobby slides further…

At almost $62 US for 0.5 oz perhaps the coin will Exterminate itself.

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