Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Set Features 11 Silver Coins
Celebrations continue for the semi-centennial of Doctor Who as the Perth Mint of Australia marks its five decades with the 2013 Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1/2oz Silver Proof Eleven-Coin Set .
This anniversary set of silver coins, which is presently the Mint ’ s best-seller, is available for AUS $ 635.45, or US $ 615.24 — pricing can change based in the silver marketplace. Its mintage is extremely limited with 3,000 to be issued cosmopolitan .
Of note, a 2013 Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Silver Proof Coin was besides issued by the Perth Mint. It debuted in June and cursorily sold out with a mintage of 10,000 .
“ Produced by the BBC, Doctor Who is the world ’ s longest running sci-fi program having captivated audiences of all ages since 1963, ” describes the Perth Mint.
“ Since its introduction, the broadcast has featured the adventures of a time travel, android stranger known as the Doctor as he explores the universe in the TARDIS, his durable clock time machine that is bigger in the at heart than the outside. ”
Throughout the fifty class history of the show, the main character of Doctor Who has been played by eleven different individuals. This is explained by the lore of the broadcast as “ Regeneration. ” Under the phenomenon, the Doctor undergoes a transformation resulting in a new physical shape with a different personality .
regeneration is the subject of the new plant of 1/2 snow leopard argent coins. A different mint is included for each of the actors who portrayed the time traveling android. The actors are depicted in color on reverses of the strikes .
Anniversary Set – Silver Coin Designs and Specifications
On reverses of the eleven coins are tinge images of the esteemed actors, along with the years of their appearances. They include :
- William Hartnell, 1963 until 1966
- Patrick Troughton, 1966 until 1969
- Jon Pertwee, 1970-1974
- Tom Baker, 1974 until 1981
- Peter Davison, 1981 until 1984
- Colin Baker, 1984 to 1986
- Sylvester McCoy, 1987 until 1996
- Paul McGann, 1996
- Christopher Eccleston, 2005
- David Tennant, 2005 until 2010
- Matt Smith, 2010-present
Peter Capaldi, not depicted on any of these silver coins, will replace Matt Smith as Doctor Who in a 2013 Christmas extra of the read .
here is a table propose specifications for each of the coins :
Specifications of Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1/2 Oz Silver Coins
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||0.5|
|Monetary Denomination (NIUE)||0.5|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||15.591|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||36.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||2.30|
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Packaging includes a extra presentation font in the shape of the Doctor ’ s fob watch. The case opens for display and includes a number Certificate of Authenticity .
doctor Who 50th Anniversary 2013 1/2 oz Silver Proof Eleven-Coin Sets are available directly from The Perth Mint web site ( www.perthmint.com.au ), with an consort liaison to it following :
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Each coin in the anniversary located is struck by the Perth Mint as legal tender of the South Pacific island state of Niue. Anniversary sets are released under official license of BBC Australia & New Zealand and issued on behalf of the New Zealand Mint .
BBC offers a web site for the Doctor Who TV serial at hypertext transfer protocol : //www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0 .