Star Wars Ships is a coloured silver coin series from the New Zealand Mint that debuted earlier this year and with the release of this sixth coin, is coming to an end. Depicting iconic vessels from the huge variety that populate the Star Wars universe, it does so by eschewing action scenes and choosing instead to feature them in blueprint form.
Simple designs, colour doing most of the work in the design, these are coins for the more hard-core fan than the character-based Classic Star Wars coins. Struck in an ounce of fine 0.999 silver, the obverse of this Niue-issued coin is the standard Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This time out it’s Darth Vaders personal starfighter, the TIE Advanced, that’s the subject of choice.
Mintage is again limited to 10,000 pieces and the packaging is of a good quality – an understated themed black box with a certificate of authenticity. Selling for $80.00 USD, it will be available later today from the New Zealand Mints estore, or from several of our sponsors worldwide.