New Zealand Mint is releasing a limited edition coin series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds.
The coins are scheduled to coincide with the launch of ITV’s eagerly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. The first coin is a 1 oz silver coin that features a gold-plated Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary logo. It comes packaged in a smart Thunderbirds-themed coin case. Surely the perfect gift for anyone looking to celebrate the big 5-0!
“Our design team has really enjoyed the challenge of working with these icons of 1960s entertainment and translating the classic Thunderbirds designs onto silver coins. We believe that Thunderbirds fans and collectors will be thrilled to see the coin series revealed over the next few months” said New Zealand Mint Chief Executive, Simon Harding.
The first coin release is now available at www.nzmint.com, and is priced at NZ$112.00. The coin has a limited mintage of only 5,000 coins worldwide.
The coins will be issued as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue, and feature the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination on the obverse.
Many thanks to Robert Hill, who provided the these gorgeous pictures of the first coin!