New Zealand releases postage stamp and coin featuring Middle-Earth star, Evangeline Lilly

Oh that feeling of being the center of attention and every financial transaction! Most of us would not make history enough in this lifetime to feature on the official currency coins and postage stamps of our respective nations but hey, all Evangeline Lilly had to do was, well, act her way into it. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug star plays Tauriel in the movie, owing to which she now holds a significant spot in the country’s history. “I’m on a stamp and coin from Middle-earth. It doesn’t get much cooler than that,” said Lilly. The long-faithful fan of the series said, “I have so much love for New Zealand and so I’m honoured that she is showing me such love.”

The set of coins include a premium gold coin and set, a silver coin with gold plating, a silver coin set, a brilliant uncirculated coin and set, as well as official stamp products. Lucky her!