Four million years ago on the planet Cybertron, emotional and perceptive robots with the ability to think and feel, known as ‘Transformers’, inhabited the planet.
This highly intelligent race of ‘robots in disguise’ was divided into two opposing groups, the heroic and admirable Autobots, and the evil Decepticons.
With the ability to disguise themselves by transforming into everyday vehicles such as cars and trucks, the robots can take on many different forms.
In 2014, the fourth instalment of the hit Transformers movie franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, will be released. The Perth Mint has issued three new lenticular commemoratives portraying the characters of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Lockdown.
Lockdown is a rogue Transformers Decepticon, now a ruthless bounty hunter who will stop at nothing to bring his bounty in. With a head that can change into a gun, he is a truly dangerous killer. In the original Transformers animation, he was an Autobot Cyber Ninja who trained under Yoketron, before being banished for betraying him.
Lockdown later returned to kill Yoketron as his first job as a bounty hunter. In the fourth instalment of the popular Transformers movie franchise, Lockdown is back with a vengeance.
Licensed by Hasbro, each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, featuring a lenticular lens that depicts the character morphing from a robot into its vehicle disguise and issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of each 1oz silver proof lenticular coin design.
The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured portrait of the Transformers Lockdown morphing from a robot to a Lockdown Supercar. As well as the inscription LOCKDOWN and TRANSFORMERS, the design also includes the coin’s weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Each coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by a chequered border, the monetary denomination, and the 2014 year-date.
Each coin is housed in an innovative cube shaped presentation case which, with the press of a button, flips the lid open revealing the coin surrounded by light. This presentation box comes in a spectacularly illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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