Project Description

STAR WARS SHIPS

DESCRIPTION

This range is the only one to focus exclusively on the hardware that makes up a large part of the Star Wars Universe. Six coins in total, they’re presented as blueprints on the reverse face. There’s very little in the way of struck detail with these, and they’re quite hard to read because of the relatively small size, but they look decent enough. An unusual set, they have a recommended price of $80.00 USD each.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 40 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes (serialised)

STAR WARS: GUARDS OF THE EMPIRE

DESCRIPTION

A pretty cool idea in a format new to Star Wars coins, Antique finished with colour highlights, they depict the soldiers that enforced the Empire’s will. They have a recommended price of $85.00 USD each.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 52.0 x 36.0 mm
FINISH Antique
MODIFICATIONS Colour
MINTAGE 2,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes (serialised)

STAR WARS EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 40TH ANNIVERSARY

DESCRIPTION

A new range for the 40th anniversary of what is widely touted as the best Star Wars movie. There’s a very limited 7.78g gold coin with a unique design, as well as a set that comprises of a 5g silver foil and a 1oz silver coin, both featuring different versions of the movie poster.

Also offered is a 40th anniversary version of the original 2018 1oz rectangular poster coin.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $25 NZD (Niue) $1 NZD (Niue) $2 NZD (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.9999 gold 0.999 silver 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 7.78 grams 5.0 grams 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 22 mm 98 x 148 mm 40 mm
FINISH Proof BU Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour Colour
MINTAGE 100 1,980 1,980
BOX / COA Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes

STAR WARS EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS

DESCRIPTION

A series of three character coins, these showcase the new characters from the first of the latest trilogy, The Force Awakens. These have the same basic format as the Star Wars Classic range, but choose colour over a detailed strike. This is something that is probably more attractive to the casual collector, rather than the more dedicated coin enthusiast. They have a recommended price of $85.00 USD each.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 40 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes (serialised)

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII – THE LAST JEDI

DESCRIPTION

Three character coins again, these focus on the big bad and on a pair of more established characters than The Force Awakens issues. In most respects they follow the same design ethos and will appeal to the same group as before. A little forgettable compared to Star Wars Classic for the coin collector, we know that coloured coins seem to have greater appeal to the casual collector.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 40 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes (serialised)

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII – THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

DESCRIPTION

The mint has a long record of issuing cleanly struck coins for the characters, but employing colour for those issued to mark the release of a new movie. That is indeed the case again, and this pair of coins (sold separately) feature the main characters of the sequel trilogy, Rey and Kylo Ren.

A clean quarter-ounce fine gold proof coin depicting the hit character from the first two sequel movies, BB-8, and a new one, D-O. These coins are less than an inch in diameter, so don’t hold the same amount of detail as a 1oz silver coin, but the two droids are instantly recognisable.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue) $25 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 7.78 grams
DIMENSIONS 40 mm 22 mm
FINISH Proof Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour None
MINTAGE 5,000 500
BOX / COA Yes / Yes (serialised) Yes / Yes (serialised)

STAR WARS STAND-ALONE MOVIES

DESCRIPTION

Simple proof finish one ounce silver coins, the three released to date cover the two standalone movies, Rogue One (two coins) and Solo. Not particularly adventurous again, they are well produced issues for the casual collector and the Star Wars fan. There will likely be coins issued to cover any future movies like this.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 40 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes (serialised)

STAR WARS MOVIE POSTERS

DESCRIPTION

A series of one troy ounce fine silver coins in a rectangular format that reproduce the well regarded movie poster art of all the movies. Currently released three per year, the last two of the three trilogies are due later in 2019.

The coins come in superb solid acrylic display frames which look great. Mintage is set at 10,000 and the recommended price is $85.00 USD. Early coins have seen some aftermarket appreciation.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 53 x 36 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / COA Acrylic block frame with outer shipper / Yes (serialised)

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