Hobbit Currency is legal tender in New Zealand

BIV

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Hobbit Currency is legal tender in New Zealand

Borrows me a tenner Gandalf?
New Zealand will release commemorative Hobbit coins worth thousands of kiwi dollars ahead of next month's premier.
Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the wizard will feature on the coins that will mark the opening of Peter Jackson's latest movie of the Tolkein epic.
The New Zealand Post said that although they will be legal tender their face value will be only a fraction of the cost collectors will be expected to pay.
The most expensive, made from 28.3 grams of pure gold, will cost NZ$3,695 (£1,890) but boast a face value of just NZ$10, while the cheapest is a NZ$1 coin retailing for NZ$29.90 (£24).
The coins go on sale from November 1 with the first of the three Hobbit movies launching in Wellington on November 28.
 

BIV

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They are also getting stamps:

 

Party Rooster

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They are also getting stamps:

This is why our government sucks. Over here you have to be dead a certain number of years before you can get your a stamp series issued with your name on it. How much do you think Hollywood would pay to get a summer blockbuster or big Oscar-buzz type movie issued a commemorative stamp? But then the philatelists would have a hissy fit because their little nerd community would be too mainstream.
 

BIV

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You did not just pull out "philatelist."
 

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I've been to New Zealand, they don't have much to live for, let them have their little Hobbit Coins and Stamps.
 

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I see your philatelist and raise you a numismatist.
 

LiddyRules

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A Lord of the Rings action figure is legal tender. A busdriver would have to accept that as currency. You can taxi if you've got enough Frodos.