Now available is the 2014 Cybermen 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin. This release is the third issue from the Perth Mint of Australia’s Doctor Who Monsters series.
Colored reverse designs in the series showcase some of the most memorable foes encountered in the Doctor Who television program. This specific coin features a Cyberman design.
"The cold and calculating Cybermen first appear in the cult series in 1966, and eventually became a race of conquerors who reproduced by taking other organic beings and forcibly changing them into Cybermen," describes the Perth Mint on its website.
The Doctor Who Monsters series includes five coins. The three issued and two upcoming are:
- 2014 Dalek Silver Proof Coin – released in February
- 2014 Weeping Angel Silver Proof Coin – released in March
- 2014 Cybermen Silver Proof Coin – now available
- 2014 Silurians Silver Proof Coin – scheduled for May
- 2014 Sontarans Silver Proof Coin – scheduled for June
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Cybermen Silver Proof Coin Design and Specifications
Shown on the coin’s reverse is a fictional Cyberman. A colored background adds to the contrast of the design along with a finely struck border. DOCTOR WHO is inscribed below.
All coins of the series are struck as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue. They are produced by the Perth Mint under official license of BBC Australia & New Zealand for the New Zealand Mint.
As legal tender of Niue, obverses bear the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions include ELIZABETH II, NUE, ONE DOLLAR, 2014 and IRB for the artist’s initials.
2014 Doctor Who Monsters – Cybermen 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|
Each coin is presented in a classic Doctor Who blue case along with an illustrated shipper featuring an image of a Cyberman and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
The 2014 Cybermen 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin is currently available for AUS $68.18, or US $62.94. A maximum of 5,000 will be sold.
Orders may be placed directly from The Perth Mint website at http://www.perthmint.com.au. An affiliate link to Mint’s new silver coins follows:
Several other Doctor Who Perth Mint issues have appeared in the past to include the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Silver Coin in June and a special 11-coin Doctor Who Anniversary Set in October.
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