Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Quick Guide to Perth Mint's 'Back to the Future' Coins

Back To The Future — DeLorean 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The Back to the Future Coins from The Perth Mint will be released imminently. Once available you will find them to buy from the following pages:

Back To The Future — DeLorean 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Back To The Future — Hoverboard 2015 2oz Silver Proof Coin

Back To The Future — DeLorean 2015 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin


As I highlighted in a recent article (Back To The Future Coins From The Perth Mint), The Perth Mint are releasing this new series of coins to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future movie series and a hat tip to a date from the movie:
Those familiar with the movies are likely aware that the release date is one highly anticipated by fans of the series. October 21, 2015 is the future (now present) day that Doc Brown and Marty visit in Back To The Future Part II to prevent Marty Jr. from going to jail.
As shown on this screen grab:


I expected the coins might be a release with high interest and be worth buying:
I expect a swift sell out on Perth Mint's website once they go live in a couple of weeks. Good luck getting your hands on them if of interest. I will likely be along side you placing an order, though will depend on design, price and mintage numbers.
With most details now in hand I can confirm I will be looking to buy at least the two silver coins (still on the fence for the Gold coin, the low mintage is appealing, but historically there are very few high premium Gold coins from Perth Mint which have held their value over time). I'm particularly a fan of the hoverboard design which does actually hover with the assistance of some magnets and clever design (contender for most innovative coin packaging ever?). The packaging for the silver Delorean coin is also top notch. Without further ado, here is a quick guide to the new Back to the Future coins, including their description:

BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Coin ($1 Tuvalu 2015)

Mintage 7500
BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2015 - Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, a new amazing coin issue in honor of the DeLorean. The coin is presented in a replica model car designed to look like a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car. The hood of the car pops up to reveal the coin, and the wheels rotate 90 degrees into flying mode". The car is packaged within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered CoA. The reverse of this coloured coin features an image of the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car from Back to the Future surrounded by lightning bolts, with the Hill Valley Courthouse in the background. The inscription BACK TO THE FUTURE, and the coin's weight and fineness also appear in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse.

BACK TO THE FUTURE HOVERBOARD 30th Anniversary 2 Oz Silver Coin ($2 Tuvalu 2015)

Mintage 2015

BACK TO THE FUTURE HOVERBOARD 30th Anniversary 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2015 - Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, a new amazing coin issue in honor of the Hoverboard. The coin is presented in a plastic capsule designed to look like McFly's hoverboard from Back to the Future II. The coin is suspended and hovering within the capsule using magnets attached to the capsule and inside a clear base. Packaged within an illustrated shipper and a CoA. The reverse of the coin features an image of Marty McFly's hoverboard as it appeared in Back to the Future II. The inscription HOVERBOARD also appears in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the coin's weight and fineness, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse. 

BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary Gold Coin ($25 Tuvalu 2015)

Mintage 1000


 
BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary Gold Coin 25$ Tuvalu 2015 - Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, a new amazing Gold coin issue in honor of the DeLorean. The coin is presented in a prestigious wooden case within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Mintage 1.000 pieces worldwide. The reverse of the coin features the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car from Back to the Future set against a representation of a clock. The coin's weight and fineness also appear in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 ear-date are shown on the coin's obverse.

If you're putting your hat into the ring for these coins, all the best with sourcing them. I expect the silver coins to be a quick sell out at The Perth Mint, especially so for the lower mintage hoverboard. 

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Cheers
Bullion Baron.
The Perth Mint Australia

1 comments:

I won the two silver coins (the Delorean and Hoverboard) with packaging at an auction but I just noticed that there are no coin numbers on the CoA. Are these legit?