The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings Rounds and Bars

The Lord of the Rings is a high-fantasy epic novel written by English author J.R.R. Tolkien. The story was published in three volumes from 1954 to 1955 and remains one of the most beloved and influential works in the fantasy genre.

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is a series of epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson, based on the novel The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The movies were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, becoming a landmark in cinematic history.

We offer gold and silver coins, proofs, and bars celebrating this epic adventure story.

Featured Lord of the Rings Item: 2021 Niue 1oz Silver Coin

The Gandalf the Grey representation is part of the Chibi Coin Collection. While it does not look like a traditional coin, it contains one ounce of .999 fine silver and has a face value of two dollars. The front features Gandalf and the reverse displays Queen Elizabeth II with "Niue," 2021 and face value. The price of this collectible coin varies as the silver market fluctuates.

About Gandalf the Grey

Gandalf is a Maia, which is a type of divine spirit or lesser deity in Tolkien's cosmology. Maiar serve the Valar, who are more powerful god-like beings. Gandalf and other wizards (or Istari) were sent by the Valar to Middle-earth to help defeat the Dark Lord Sauron.

Gandalf discovers that the ring Bilbo found is the One Ring, the master ring created by Sauron to control all other rings of power. He becomes one of the founding members of the Fellowship of the Ring, a group formed to aid Frodo Baggins in his quest to destroy the One Ring.

About the New Zealand Mint

Most of our The Lord of the Rings precious metal items are minted and backed by the New Zealand Mint. The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only privately-owned mint in New Zealand, and it specializes in minting gold and silver bullion, collector coins, medallions, and officially licensed collectibles.

The mint is well-known for producing specialty products, especially themed collectible coins. Themes often include characters and imagery from popular culture, movies, and TV shows under official licensing agreements. For instance, they have produced coins themed after Star Wars and Disney characters.

About the Lord of the Rings

The story follows the journey of a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins, who inherits the One Ring from his uncle Bilbo. The Ring is revealed to be the master ring, crafted by the Dark Lord Sauron to control all other magical rings. If Sauron were to regain this ring, he would have the power to conquer Middle-earth. To prevent this catastrophe, Frodo and his friends set out on a quest to the fiery Mount Doom to destroy the Ring.

Main Characters of The Lord of the Rings

  • Frodo Baggins: The primary protagonist, a hobbit tasked with destroying the One Ring.
  • Samwise Gamgee ("Sam"): Frodo's loyal friend and companion.
  • Gandalf: A wise and powerful wizard who guides and aids Frodo and his companions.
  • Aragorn: The rightful heir to the throne of Gondor, skilled ranger, and warrior.
  • Legolas: An Elven prince and skilled archer.
  • Gimli: A brave dwarf warrior.
  • Boromir & Faramir: Sons of Denethor, the Steward of Gondor.
  • Merry and Pippin: Frodo's hobbit friends who play significant roles in the story.
  • Sauron: The primary antagonist, an ancient and malevolent entity who seeks to control Middle-earth.

"The Lord of the Rings" has profoundly impacted modern fantasy literature. Its detailed world-building, character development, and epic narrative set standards for the genre.

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