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JRR Tolkien Coin Release Date 21 August 2023

Is anyone else excited for the Tolkien commemorative from the Royal Mint?

I just got the email that says it will be available on Aug 21!

https://www.royalmint.com/annual-sets/2023/celebrating-the-life-and-work-of-jrr-tolkien/

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  • OrlenaOrlena Posts: 300 ✭✭✭

    As a matter of fact I am-I also received the email and figure they will offer BU, 1 oz silver, Piedfort, and probably gold. Great looking coin I’m in for silver Piedfort

  • @Orlena said:
    Great looking coin I’m in for silver Piedfort

    I’ll probably get the Piedfort, too. And may also get some BU to give to friends.

  • It's available now on the Royal Mint website.
    But very expensive! Do you think it would appreciate in value later in life?

  • neildrobertsonneildrobertson Posts: 1,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SilverPlatinum said:
    It's available now on the Royal Mint website.
    But very expensive! Do you think it would appreciate in value later in life?

    I think we should always assume not when buying coins.

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  • @SilverPlatinum said:
    It's available now on the Royal Mint website.
    But very expensive! Do you think it would appreciate in value later in life?

    I have no idea if it will appreciate in value. The limited mintage, popular subject, and a nice looking design all seem to be in its favor. But I’m new to collecting UK commemoratives, so I have no feel for the market.

    I bought one because I like the design and will enjoy having it in my collection for years to come.

  • I got my order today! It’s a beautiful coin!

  • OrlenaOrlena Posts: 300 ✭✭✭

    I received mine as well. Got the Piedfort version and it’s a beautiful piece of work. Love the bi-metallic treatment and all of Tolkien design work.

  • OrlenaOrlena Posts: 300 ✭✭✭

    Piedfort and Gold both sold out earlier this week.

  • @Orlena said:
    Piedfort and Gold both sold out earlier this week.

    Glad I got mine when I did!

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful coin! Anyone familiar with his works might remember that today is Hobbit Day, or the fictionally shared birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.

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