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Star Wars™ A New Hope™ 5oz Silver Poster Coin
The first release in our exciting new mega Star Wars™ poster coin series is here! This time we’re going BIG with 5oz pure silver coins, each one with a tiny mintage of just 200! The series will work through the nine movies in order of release, so of course we’re kicking off with Star Wars: A New Hope™!
A Worldwide Icon:
The famous first Star Wars theatrical artwork poster, which more specifically is referred to as the Star Wars “Style A” poster, has become an icon known the world over. Designed and painted by Tom Jung in 1977, the Style A poster hides many secrets and little-known facts within its composition, each with its own unique story to tell. Here are some things you may not have known - or noticed - about this poster:
- Luke is wearing Vader’s boots.
Or more specifically, he's wearing his shin guards. With the exception of the extension over the knee, the boots depicted in the poster are a pretty close match to the design of Vader’s, albeit in white.
- The droids were added later.
And by a different artist! While the lovable protocol droid and astromech duo has become a fixture on nearly every major Star Wars ad graphic to date, their inclusion on the famous Style A artwork was essentially an afterthought. In a strange twist, the droids were only added after a second, more fanciful version of the Jung composition was completed by the Hildebrandt Brothers, who included it in their version for newspaper ads.
- Leia is toting Han’s blaster!
The blaster depicted in the poster artwork more closely resembles the DL-44 carried by Han Solo in A New Hope than the long-barreled Defender-sporting blaster we see her with at the beginning of the film.
- Posing a question.
Although there are some conflicting reports, according to the artist, the famous Luke/Leia triangular pose was actually conceived for a different piece of artwork, one that was ultimately used for the film’s program book and half-sheet poster. The marketers at Fox liked the look of Leia and Luke with raised saber, and asked Jung to incorporate it in the main one-sheet poster design.(Sourced from starwars.com)
Visually Stunning Design:
The rectangular-shaped coin shows the famous movie poster of A New Hope from 1977. The detailed design is mostly in colour, but for contrast, the Death Star, Star Wars logo and iconic phrase ‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….’ have been left engraved and frosted. Some mirror-finish is applied, giving an impressive shine to the 999 fine silver. Turn to the obverse for the Public Seal of Niue, confirmation of the coin’s legal tender status.
A Striking Display:
This special piece is secured inside a high-quality case, lined with velvet. Have this on display and you’re guaranteed to be the envy of all your fellow collectors! Inside, is a separate Certificate of Authenticity and the coin’s unique number. Officially licensed, a Star Wars-branded outer box is also included.
Remember, there are just 200 available so don’t waste any time – order now!
- First release in our new, large format coin series featuring Star Wars™ Film Posters.
- Made from 5oz pure silver.
- Impressive rectangular coin shows the poster of Star Wars: A New Hope™ using colour, frosting and mirror-finish.
- Legal tender with the Public Seal of Niue engraved on the obverse.
- Presented in a quality display case and Star Wars-branded outer box.
- A nostalgic masterpiece for any Star Wars fan or coin collector.
- Highly limited collectible – only 200 in the world.
Released 24 October, 2023 | RRP USD$499.00
|Collection||Star Wars™ Classic|
|Metal||999 Fine Silver|
|Weight||5 troy oz|
|Finish||Proof / Coloured|
|Year of Issue||2023|
|Effigy||Public Seal of Niue Coat of Arms Obverse|
|Country of Issue||Niue|
|Dimensions||58mm x 82mm|