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Out now: the princess, the smuggler and the big walking carpet!

We're pleased to announce the launch of the fourth and fifth silver coin notes in the Star Wars: A New Hope Collection: Princess Leia™ on one note and Han Solo™ & Chewbacca™ on the other. It makes perfect sense to release these two notes together since the characters are so intertwined in the film.

One of the Rebel Alliance's™ most dedicated leaders, Princess Leia first meets the scoundrel Han Solo and his loyal friend Chewbacca on the Death Star™. The pair arrives to rescue Leia from Darth Vader. After finding themselves in a trash compactor to hide, Han and Leia immediately clash, with Princess Leia having little patience for Han's bravado.

Some of the film's most memorable lines come from Leia and Han's relationship, including Han saying, "Wonderful girl. Either I'm going to kill her or I'm beginning to like her." And a frustrated Leia saying about Chewbacca, "Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?" To which Han Solo replies, "No reward is worth this."

As we know, they do escape the Death Star and deliver the plans to the Rebel™ base on Yavin 4™, enabling Luke to deliver the precise shot that destroys the Death Star in the ensuing battle.

To commemorate these much-loved characters, they're now featured on two new coin notes, each made of 5g of pure silver. Princess Leia's note shows her with a blaster and hiding the Death Star plans in R2-D2™. Han Solo & Chewbacca are ready to defend their friends and the Millennium Falcon™.

The design incorporates colour printing and engraving along with the Star Wars: A New Hope logo. The unique number in the mintage is also printed on each note and each is delivered inside a Star Wars-themed protective sleeve. Details of the coin note's authenticity are printed on the reverse of the sleeve.

The obverse of the silver note features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is legal tender in Niue.

These notes only have a worldwide mintage of 50,000 each so you'll want to be quicker than the Millennium Falcon and get yours today!

Star Wars: A New Hope Silver Coin Note Collection - new releases

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