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  • 1 Dollar 2014, N# 68098, Niue, Elizabeth II, Doctor Who Monsters, Cybermen
  • 1 Dollar 2014, N# 68098, Niue, Elizabeth II, Doctor Who Monsters, Cybermen

Doctor Who, a British science fiction TV show broadcast by the BBC since 1963, follows the adventures of the Doctor, an extraterrestrial Time Lord who resembles a human. Traveling in the TARDIS, a time-traveling spacecraft, the Doctor explores the universe. The TARDIS, disguised as a blue British police box, harkens back to 1963 UK. Thirteen actors, starting with William Hartnell, have portrayed the Doctor, with Jodie Whittaker becoming the first female lead in 2017. The transition between actors is woven into the plot through regeneration, where the Doctor gains a new body due to injuries. Each actor brings a distinct portrayal but represents one character's evolution. With its time-traveling premise, different incarnations of the Doctor occasionally cross paths. The show is iconic in British and global pop culture, with a devoted fan base known as Whovians. Holding records for longevity and success, Doctor Who has left a lasting impact on television and inspired spin-offs, comics, novels, and more. Originally running from 1963 to 1989, the show was revived in 2005, produced by BBC Wales, and led to various spin-offs and cultural references.


Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley



Depicts the image of a Cyberman designed by Neil Gaiman. The reverse is the Cyberman shining brightly against a green and dark red galaxy giving the Cyberman a sense of marching through space and time.

Surrounding the Cyberman and coloured background is a fine border with "DOCTOR WHO" inscribed below. Inscribed to the left is "1/2 OZ 999 FINE SILVER".

The Cybermen, featured in the British show Doctor Who, are a race of space-faring cyborgs. They forcibly convert humans and similar species into Cybermen, stripping them of emotions and personalities. Created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, they first appeared in the 1966 serial "The Tenth Planet."

The Cybermen have undergone various design changes and origin stories in Doctor Who's history. Originally, they were humans from the planet Mondas who turned into cyborgs for survival. Later, parallel universes and different origins were explored in episodes, audio dramas, novels, and comics. In the 2017 episode "The Doctor Falls," their diverse origins were explained as parallel evolution driven by the pursuit of self-upgrade through technology, reconciling continuity differences.

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1 Dollar

4th portrait, Half-Ounce Silver Proof Coin
N# 68098
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 15.59 g
Diameter 32.6 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Perth Mint

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