We’re starting with what we consider the best of the Star Wars ranges released to date. Called Classic Star Wars, this series of fifteen (to date) character coins are cleanly struck and very attractive in hand – much more so than these lacklustre images suggest. Packaging is of a fine standard and the whole series just reeks of quality and design integrity.
Cheapest of the three variants is ironically also our favourite. The 1oz silver variant at 40mm in diameter is the best at showing off the art. The 1oz gold coin is vastly more expensive ($2,500 vs $85!), yet smaller at 32mm. A cheaper gold version (¼oz) is also up at $600, but at just 22mm in diameter, is quite a bit smaller. Indeed, in three cases the mint had a different design on the smaller gold coin, choosing to do a close up of the art on the larger coins. You can see that on the Jabba, Yoda and Stormtrooper coins.
Beautiful coins and highly recommended. The first issue, Darth Vader, was also made available as a silver coin of a hefty one-kilogram in weight. Just 1,977 of these $1,500 behemoths were struck and no other design has appeared at this 100mm diameter size.