Appearing now as the fifth and final issue in the Perth Mint of Australia’s Doctor Who Monsters series is the 2014 Sontarans 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin.
This coin is struck from one-half ounce of .999 fine silver with a mintage limited to 5,000. Shown on the coin’s reverse is a colored design depicting one of Doctor Who’s most sinister adversaries, the Sontarans.
"The fifth and final coin in the Doctor Who Monsters series features the Sontarans, an aggressive clone-warrior race from Sontar," the coin’s product page describes on the Perth Mint’s website. "Known for their stocky build, greenish brown skin, and distinctive dome-shaped head, the Sontarans reproduce by cloning."
Memorable foes from the Doctor Who television program are remembered in this series with the five coins including:
- 2014 Dalek Silver Proof Coin – released in February
- 2014 Weeping Angel Silver Proof Coin – released in March
- 2014 Cybermen Silver Proof Coin – released in April
- 2014 Silurians Silver Proof Coin – released in May
- 2014 Sontarans Silver Proof Coin – now available
Doctor Who is a television show produced in Great Britain by the BBC. It chronicles the adventures of a time-traveling hero who boards his ship, the TARDIS, to foil the plans of his enemies. One of those foes is the Sontarans who tried to invade Earth in the 13th century only to be stopped by the Doctor. Later attempts were also thwarted through the intelligence of Doctor Who.
Sontarans Silver Proof Coin Design and Specifications
Reverses offer a detailed and colored background contrasted against a Sontaran. Inscriptions include DOCTOR WHO, 1/2 oz 999 SILVER, and DW logo © 2012 & ™ BBC. Licensed by BBC WW Ltd. Shown on the coin’s obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions surrounding the royal portrait read: NIUE, ONE DOLLAR, ELIZABETH II and 2014.
Each coin is struck under official license of BBC Australia & New Zealand and issued by New Zealand Mint. They are produced as legal tender of the island nation of Niue and have a face value of TUV $1.
2014 Doctor Who Monsters – Sontarans 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|
Coins are housed in a classic Perth Mint display case which ships inside an illustrated shipper. The shipper offers a colored image of a Sontaran. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.
The 2014 Sontaran 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin is available now for AUS $68.18, or US $63.16. 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: