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Wizards of the Coast announces official 'Magic: The Gathering' currency

On Jan. 10, 2014 Wizards of The Coast made a bizzare announcement on that they'll be creating official "Magic: The Gathering" currency in partnership with the New Zealand Mint. The coins, which consist of "one ounce 0.999 silver" will feature the game's most notorious planeswalker Jace, the Mind Sculptor on one side and the face of Queen Elizabeth II on the other. Even more odd is that the coin is in the shape of a rectangle instead of a traditional circle. One side has a copyright of 2013 with the "Magic" artwork and the other has the year 2014.

2014 "Magic: The Gathering" coin will be valid tender in New Zealand
Wizards of the Coast
2014 Magic: The Gathering coin
Wizards of the Coast

The "Magic: The Gathering" coins will be valid tender in the country of New Zealand where they'll be worth $2.00, however you can expect to pay a lot more for them. Each coin will come bundled with a serialized certificate of authenticity and only be available through authorized retailers. The actual price of the 2014 "Magic: The Gathering" coins isn't available yet because the price of "investment grade silver" varies on market conditions.

Retailers interested in carrying the currency can fill out this form.

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