Monday, October 15, 2012
It looks like New Zealand is taking advantage of all of the money that the Lord of the Rings and upcoming Hobbit movies are bringing into the country and planning to distribute official currency for everyone to enjoy...
The coins (ranging from $1 NZ to $10 NZ in value), will be accepted as legal tender because currency really needs to stop taking itself so seriously. Of course, each one of these little gems will be worth way more than its face value — the most expensive coins, made from an ounce of pure gold, retail for 3,020 American dolla-dolla bills.
When asked for his sentiments about having his warlocked image appear on money, the academy-award winning actor Sir Ian McKellan said something hilarious: "To put Gandalf on these splendiferous coins is a wizard idea."
I may need to take another trip to Hobbiton again soon.