New Zealand Mint is proud to launch one of cinema’s most enduring and beloved franchises, Star Wars, as a legal tender coin set. These coin series will be hugely popular for both Star Wars devotees and coin-collectors alike. The first series includes ten Silver Plated base metal coins. A total of 40 coins will be released as Silver Plated base metal coins, and a unique 40 coin holder will be available to purchase shortly. Don’t deny the Force within you, and make sure you secure all 40 of these out of this world coins.
The first ten Silver Plated base metal coins include characters of the Star Wars movies. The coins feature a full coloured image of your favourite characters: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, R2-D2, C-3PO, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine.
The obverse of the coin features The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.
Each coin in the Star Wars set is struck from Silver Plated base metal. No more than 50,000 of each coin will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins are legal tender of Niue.
The base metal coins will be sold an individual coins in a sealed blister pack. A 40 coin holder will be available to purchase shortly which will hold all coins in this series.
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A former smuggler and space pirate, Han Solo is the rugged, devil-may-care captain of the Millennium Falcon. Fast thinking and quick with a blaster, Han is noted for his narrow escapes from dangerous situations, many of which are the result of his own brash and arrogant behaviour.
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