In anticipation of the upcoming release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Perth Mint has released the Coloured Lenticular Lockdown 2014 Silver Proof Coin. This beautiful coin features a coloured portrait of one of the most infamous Decepticons, Lockdown that shows him transforming from a Lockdown Supercar into a Decepticon. With the use of lenticular lenses, not a hologram, Lockdown morphs as the coin moves.
Lockdown is a rogue Decepticon and a merciless bounty hunter who will stop at nothing. With a head that can change into a gun he was the personification of violence. In the original series he was an Autobot CyberNinja who trained under Yoketron and was banished for betraying him. He later returned and killed Yoketron as his first bounty. He returns in the fourth installment of this very popular franchise with a vengeance.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II Tuvalu 1 Dollar 2014" and the artist's initials.
The reverse features a beautifully rendered depiction of Lockdown by artist Jennifer McKenna as seen in the modern franchise and portrays both the Decepticon and vehicle form in amazing detail. The background features the easily recognizable Decepticon symbol and the futuristic patterns (in this case partial honeycombs) that Transformers were known for in the early cartoon releases. The lenticular design, unlike holograms, is actually printed onto special lenses and doesn't need special lighting to see their effect.
This beautiful proof coin is truly "more than meets the eye", and is made with 1 ozt of 999 pure silver and features a serialized certificate. It is official legal tender of Tuvalu (non-circulation). With a limited worldwide mintage of only 5,000 this collectible is sure to go fast.
Each coin comes in a novel display box shaped like the Cube from the Transformers franchise movies. The box transforms or opens from the cube to reveal the collectible coin.
|Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse), Jennifer McKenna (reverse)|
|Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II Tuvalu 1 Dollar 2014" and the artist's initials|
|A coloured portrait depicting Lockdown morphing from a lockdown Supercar to a Decepticon and the words "Lockdown Transformers 1 oz 999 Silver", the "P" mintmark and copyright notices|
|46.9 x 26.9 x 3.2|