New Zealand Hobbit Coins are Legal Tender

New Zealand has begun to distribute gold coins with Dwarvish and English inscriptions depicting pictures of various Tolkien characters in anticipation for the first installation of the new Hobbit Movie.

Most of the coins have a retail value of $3027 but are only worth $10 at face value.  They are also offering $1 coins worth just over $29.

I’m confident all true Tolkien fans will be investing in these invaluable treasures and heading to the Prancing Pony for some quality belligerence.