First coin of the new series "Lunar...
This lovely 1 Oz Silver coin is the fourth issue in the “Cars” series and portrays the medical doctor and a local judge Doc Hudson, against an engraved background of the Radiator Springs countryside. The coin has a beautiful coloration, a Proof quality and comes packaged in themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 10.000 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 04/27/2017
Doc Hudson (voiced by Paul Newman in his last non-documentary film role) is Radiator Springs local physician. His license plate read 51HHMD, which is a reference to his year and track number (51), model (Hudson Hornet) and profession (medical doctor). A racer-turned-mechanic, the character has Newman's blue eyes. Doc's stickers say “twin H power”, which was an optional dealer-installed dual carburetor intake manifold, with twin 1-barrel carburetors and air filters. It was standard on 1952 model Hornets. Doc was once known as the Fabulous Hudson Hornet (#51), one of the most famous race cars to have ever lived; he won three consecutive Piston Cups (1951/52/53), and he still held the record for most wins in a single season (27, also the number of NASCAR Grand National races won by Hudson Hornets in 1952). All that changed for the famous Hornet when a terrible crash on the track during the final lap of the 1954 Piston Cup championship race saw him put out for the season in a career-ending injury which closely parallels the fate of Herb Thomas, NASCAR's 1951 and 1953 champion. Upon his return, he was received with a complete absence of fanfare and told that he was a has-been who had been passed up for the next rookie in line. He kept a newspaper article on the career-ending crash as a reminder never to return to the life that nearly killed him.
The reverse of the coin features a colourful illustration of the famous Cars Disney movie character – Doc Hudson. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Disney PIXAR” and “Cars” – the name of the animated film. On the bottom of the coin, the inscriptions: “1 oz 999 Fine Silver” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “Disney/Pixar”. The coin's obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “NIUE” – the issue country, “TWO DOLLARS” – the face value and “2017” - the issue year.