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2012 New Zealand 1 oz Silver $1 Radagast The Brown PF-70 NGC

2012 New Zealand 1 oz Silver $1 Radagast The Brown PF-70 NGC

Followers of The Hobbit will not want to miss this opportunity! This coin has been graded a Perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo by NGC.

This beautiful coin is part of a Silver set of six. Each coin features one of the main characters of the beloved novel, each minted in .999 fine Proof Silver. Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield, heir to the dwarven kingdom, are joined by Radagast, an eccentric wizard, Elrond, one of the wisest elves in Middle-earth, and the mysterious creature Gollum. The reverse of each 1 oz coin features an image of one of the characters, surrounded by the words “Middle-earth” and “New Zealand,” written in both English and Dwarvish, J.R.R. Tolkien’s invented language. Each obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The reverse of this coin shows Radagast as he appears in the films, with his tattered robes and gnarled staff held at the ready as he wanders through a wooded land. He is brilliantly portrayed as he was intended, being one with nature and immersed in his love of all things natural. The image of Radagast is designed after the portrayal done by Sylvester McCoy from the movie series "The Hobbit."

The Radagast the Brown, name meaning "tender of beasts" and a god of the Sun, war, fertility, and harvest, is the wizard featured on this coin. A dear friend of Gandalf, Radagast was mainly concerned with the well-being of the plant and animal worlds therefore wasn't as involved in the War of the Ring. A brave and selfless wizard with superb magical ability, Radagast was involved in numerous pivotal plot developments throughout the series.

True fans of The Hobbit will treasure this collectible. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s12)©

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