New Zealand Mint announces the first release in a major new Star Wars programme - the Star Wars Classic Collection. Commencing with Darth Vader, this collection will feature many of the great characters associated with this cultural phenomenon. Do not delay, start your collection today, as we expect demand will outstrip our ability to supply on this release. Look out for further announcements and releases in the coming weeks, as New Zealand Mint gets to unveil further Star Wars limited mintage collectible coins.
Star Wars is an American epic movie franchise centered on a film series created originally by George Lucas in 1977. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as "far, far away" in the distant past, and portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart.
The first film in the series, Star Wars, was released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It has since been followed by five additional Episodes, with the seventh due to be released in 2015. All six Star Wars films have been nominated for or won Academy Awards, and all were huge box office successes; making Star Wars one of the highest-grossing film series ever.
Darth Vader’s appearances span all six Star Wars films, as one of the most important character in the Star Wars universe.
Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of the Emperor - the evil Darth Sidious - for decades, enforcing his Master’s will and seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. But there was still good in him…
The Darth Vader 1 oz Silver Coin comes presented in a Star Wars branded and stylized inner coin case and themed outer coin packaging. Limited mintage of 10,000 coins.
The Darth Vader 1/4 oz Gold Coin & 1 oz Gold Coin comes presented in a high-quality wooden inner coin case and Star Wars branded outer coin packaging. Limited mintage of 1,000 / 500 coins.
These limited edition coins depict a dramatically illustrated iconic Star Wars moment when Darth Vader first appears in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Sith Lord, is engraved in fine relief, while behind him two Stormtroopers stand at attention. Check out the new Star Wars Classic Collection here.