Joining the Daleks and Weeping Angels, the Cybermen are the latest monsters to appear on the Doctor Who Monsters series of 1/2oz silver proof coins.
Early form of Cyberman, as seen in The Tenth Planet in 1966.
Evil marauders of the Whoniverse, Cybermen were once humanoids from Mondas, the Earth’s twin planet, which drifted out of the solar system and into the abyss of space. In its harsh environment, the inhabitants of Mondas gradually replaced their weak mortal flesh with metal and plastic as a means of self-preservation. In the process, they also lost their compassion.
Cold, harsh and cruelly logical, these cyborgs decided everybody should be like them – or be “deleted”. So when Mondas was destroyed, they embarked on a galactic mission to free other beings from the shackles of thoughts, feelings and useless emotion.
Cybermen first appeared in the 1966 Doctor Who series, The Tenth Planet, when their physical appearance retained some human elements. Beneath cloth masks, the outline of their faces remained tangibly earthly, while their hands were still clearly flesh and blood.
The transition to an almost total robotic state has continued to unfold, and in 2006’s Rise of the Cybermen new generations of muscled-up metal megalomaniacs emerged with even more murderous intent!
Collect all five coins in this series
The five coins in the Doctor Who Monsters series are available individually or on subscription: Daleks, Weeping Angels, Cybermen, Silurians (released May),
Sontarans (released June)
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