Thunderbird’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Commemorative Coins!

TB 50th On Edge High Res (S)The New Zealand Mint is kicking off the celebration of this special anniversary by releasing its THUNDERBIRDS 50 YEARS collectible coins series.

Thunderbirds were a 1960s British television sci-fi hit, using puppets and special effects to follow the exploits of the futuristic heroes; ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, his family and their fleet of technologically advanced land-, sea-, air- and space-rescue vehicles in their battle against the forces of evil.

2015 marks the exciting remake of this classic Thunderbirds TV-series, which will be broadcast on CITV from April 2015 onwards, 50 years after the original. To co-inside with the airing of this classic remake, New Zealand Mint is releasing a Limited Edition coin series featuring the iconic Thunderbirds.

The first coin released is a 1 oz Silver Coin and features a gold-plated Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary logo. This highly collectible coin comes packaged in a Thunderbirds-themed coin case, making it a nostalgic gift for any Thunderbirds fan or coin aficionado.

1 oz Silver TB 50th Anni Outer(1)“Our design team has really enjoyed the challenge of working with these icons of 1960s entertainment and translating the classic Thunderbirds designs onto Silver coins. We believe that Thunderbirds fans and collectors will be thrilled to see the coin series revealed over the next few months.” said New Zealand Mint Chief Executive, Simon Harding.

The first coin release is now available at, and is priced at NZ$112.00. The coin has a Limited Mintage of only 5,000 coins worldwide.

The countdown has begun… 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

TB-50TH-FB-403X403-2Issued as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue, the coins feature the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination on the obverse.

These coins have been issued by New Zealand Mint.