The Perth Mint has produced gold coins to mark the 50th anniversary of television sci-fi Doctor Who.
The mint has produced 250 of the 99.99 per cent pure gold coins featuring the show's time travelling telephone box, the TARDIS.
The TARDIS is bordered by an inscription reading "Doctor Who 50th anniversary 1963 - 2013".
Doctor Who is the world's longest running sci-fi and has attracted a following of millions.
In a statement today, The Perth Mint said it would be the sole distributor of the coins which were released under official licence from the BBC.
"The coin is issued as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination on the obverse," the statement said.
The mint announced the coins would cost $2,800 but later raised the price to $2,995 after an increase in the spot price of gold.