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Admire the cool T-47 snowspeeder™ from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Released today the cool T-47 Snowspeeder 1oz Silver Coin is coloured and engraved, featuring part of the design blueprint for the ship. When stationed on Hoth, the Rebel Alliance modified their T-47 airspeeders to become snowspeeders. Hoth is the sixth planet in the remote system of the same name, and was the site of the Rebel Alliance's Echo Base. It is a world of snow and ice and it took some Rebel ingenuity to keep the crippling cold from permanently grounding their snowspeeders.

The T-47 airspeeder was a small, wedge-shaped craft with two forward-facing laser cannons. In its rear arc is a harpoon gun fitted with a heavy-duty tow cable. The snowspeeder is a two-man vessel, with a pilot and rear-facing tailgunner used for aerial assault, reconnaissance and patrol.

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Rogue Group, led by Commander Luke Skywalker, pilots snowspeeders against Imperial AT-AT walkers during the Battle of Hoth. When the snowspeeders' blasters proved ineffective the Rebel pilots turned to tripping the walkers with the snowspeeders' harpoons and tow cables.

The coin comes presented in a high-quality stylized inner coin case and Star Wars branded outer packaging. The Certificate of Authenticity sits inside the packaging. With a worldwide mintage of only 10,000 coins, it would make a great gift for any Star Wars fan, or why not just treat yourself!

Star Wars T-47 Snowspeeder Silver Coin

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