Offered as the second issue in a five coin series from the Perth Mint of Australia is the 2014 Weeping Angel Silver Proof Coin. The strike appears as the latest release in the Doctor Who Monsters silver coin program. Mintage of the issue is limited to 5,000.
The "Doctor Who Monsters" series features colored reverse designs depicting some of the most vexing villains encountered in the Doctor Who television program. The program dates back fifty-years and is described as the longest running and most successful science fiction television series of all time.
Throughout that half-century of on-screen battles between Doctor Who and a plethora of villains, a few have risen to become the most memorable of antagonists. Five of them were chosen to be a part of the Doctor Who Monsters series, including:
- 2014 Daleks Silver Proof Coin (released in February)
- 2014 Weeping Angel Silver Proof Coin (now available)
- 2014 Cybermen Silver Proof Coin (scheduled for April)
- 2014 Silurians Silver Proof Coin in (scheduled for May)
- 2014 Sontarans Silver Proof Coin in (scheduled for June)
Each coin is struck from one-half ounce of 99.9% pure silver. They join other Perth Mint releases issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the television program to include the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Silver Coin that was released in June of 2013 and the Doctor Who Anniversary Set which followed in October.
Weeping Angel Silver Proof Coin Design and Specifications
Reverses or tails side of the 2014 Weeping Angel Silver Proof Coin contain a single Weeping Angel set against a colored background.
"Known as ‘The Lonely Assassins’, the Weeping Angels are quantum-locked alien killers, as old as the universe itself," describes the Perth Mint on its website. "When observed, they freeze like stone, but in the blink of an eye can move vast distances. The touch of an Angel hurls their victim back in time – allowing the Angel to feast on the energy of their unlived days."
Inscriptions surrounding the image include "DOCTOR WHO" and "1/2 OZ 999 FINE SILVER."
Obverses feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "NUE," "ONE DOLLAR" and "2014."
As indicated by those inscriptions, the coin is struck as legal tender of the island nation of Nue. They are minted under official license of BBC Australia & New Zealand for the New Zealand Mint.
2014 Doctor Who – Weeping Angel 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|
A classic presentation case is included with each purchase along with an illustrated shipper depicting a Weeping Angel. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.
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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