Project Description

STAR WARS THE FACES OF THE EMPIRE

2021 DARTH VADER

2021 STORMTROOPER

2021 TIE FIGHTER PILOT

2021 SCOUT TROOPER

2021 SNOWTROOPER

2022 DEATH TROOPER

2022 SCARIF TROOPER

2022 HOVERTANK PILOT

2022 PATROL TROOPER

2022 CLONE TROOPER PHASE I

2022 CLONE TROOPER PHASE II

A shaped series of coins that seem to be a mix of elements from the dimensional helmet series and the Animated TV style. At present, these remain focused on the Empire, but we’d not be surprised to see a Rebel Alliance series follow, or even The Mandalorian.

A highish mintage means availability should be better.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver Varies, circa 40 mm Proof, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS BLUEPRINTS

2017 MILLENNIUM FALCON

2017 TIE/LN FIGHTER

2017 STAR DESTROYER

2017 T-47 SNOWSPEEDER

2022 T-65 X-WING FIGHTER

2017 TIE ADVANCED X1 FIGHTER

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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40 mm Proof, colour 10,000 YES / YES

THE MANDALORIAN CHARACTERS

2021 THE MANDALORIAN

2021 BABY GROGU

2021 CARA DUNE

2021 IG-11

Part Star Wars Classic and part coloured movie coin, this series is rapidly working its way through the characters of the smash-hit Disney Plus TV show, The Mandalorian.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40 mm Proof, colour 2,000 YES / YES

3 oz CHARACTERS

2022 DARTH VADER

A new series of bigger coins, almost like a ‘masterpiece’ series, made up of a collage of images of the chosen character.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$10 NZD 93.3g of 0.999 silver 55 mm Proof, colour 2,000 YES / YES

THE BAD BATCH CHARACTERS

2022 HUNTER

A classic New Zealand Mint coloured coin series, this one depicts the characters in the animated series, ‘The Bad Batch’, about a group of experimental clones with independent minds. A relatively staid series, almost by the numbers.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40 mm Proof, colour 3,000 YES / YES

THE MANDALORIAN GROGU SHAPED

With Star Wars experiencing a creative resurgence after taking a bit of a battering from six less than brilliant films, it’s of little surprise that the cause of it, the new television series, have become the focus of the New Zealand Mint. Essentially a peripheral character, ‘Baby Yoda’ went on to become the merchandising hit of the last two years, and the character now known as ‘Grogu’, has already put in an appearance on several NZ Mint coins.

The latest is this shaped one-ounce coin depicting Grogu in his iconic floating ‘pram’. It’s all a bite cutesy, but there’s no arguing with the design and the focus of it. We reckon this one will be very popular, although the 10,000 mintage is higher than many other coins of its type. Available from today.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 36.0 x 33.54 mm Proof, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS DEATH STAR DIMENSIONAL

Exclusive to German dealer EMK, this NZ Mint produced coin is spherical, so truly dimensional, and weighs in at a giant kilogram of fine silver. It’s a pretty detailed coin for its 58 mm diameter, and the antique finish suits it well. Just 299 will be struck, with a price tag just shy of €3,000.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$100 NZD 1,000g of 0.999 silver 58.0 mm Antique 299 YES / YES

STAR WARS GUARDS OF THE EMPIRE

2020 STORMTROOPER

2020 CLONE TROOPER

2020 DEATH TROOPER

2020 PRAETORIAN GUARD

2021 KNIGHTS OF REN

2021 EXECUTIONER TROOPER

2021 SITH TROOPER

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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 52.0 x 36.0 mm Antique, colour 2,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS CHIBI

2020 DARTH VADER

2020 CHEWBACCA

2020 R2-D2

2020 STORMTROOPER

2020 BOBA FETT

2021 LUKE SKYWALKER

2021 PRINCESS LEIA

2021 HAN SOLO

2021 OBI-WAN KENOBI

2021 KYLO REN

2021 REY

2022 PADME AMIDALA

2022 YODA

2022 SE C3P-O

2022 ADMIRAL ACKBAR

2022 DARTH MAUL

Chibi is a Japanese popular culture concept that involves depicting characters with enlarged heads and shortened, wider bodies.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver Varies, circa 36.0 mm Proof, colour 2,000 YES / YES

THE MANDALORIAN CHIBI

2021 BABY GROGU

2021 THE MANDALORIAN

Chibi is a Japanese popular culture concept that involves depicting characters with enlarged heads and shortened, wider bodies. This new series is for the hit TV series, The Mandalorian.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver Varies, circa 36.0 mm Proof, colour 2,000 YES / YES

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT CHIBI

2022 BOBA FETT

2022 FENNEC SHAND

Chibi is a Japanese popular culture concept that involves depicting characters with enlarged heads and shortened, wider bodies. This new series is for the hit TV series, The Book of Boba Fett.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver Varies, circa 36.0 mm Proof, colour 2,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 40TH ANNIVERSARY

2020 GOLD 1/4OZ

2020 FOIL IN SET

2020 COIN IN SET

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 consists 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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$25 NZD 7.78g of 0.9999 gold 22.0 mm Proof 100 YES / YES
$1 NZD 5.0g of 0.999 silver 98 x 148 mm B/UNC, colour 1,980 YES / YES
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40.0 mm Proof, colour 1,980 YES / YES

STAR WARS EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS

2016 REY

2016 BB-8

2016 KYLO REN

2016 FINN

2016 CAPTAIN PHASMA

2016 POE DAMERON

A series of six 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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40.0 mm Proof, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII – THE LAST JEDI

2017 SUPREME LEADER SNOKE

2017 LUKE SKYWALKER

2017 CHEWBACCA

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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40.0 mm Proof, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS EPISODE IX – THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

2019 REY

2019 KYLO REN

2019 BB-8 & D-0

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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40.0 mm Proof, colour 5,000 YES / YES
$25 NZD 7.78g of 0.9999 gold 22.0 mm Proof 500 YES / YES

STAR WARS STAND-ALONE MOVIES

2017 ROGUE ONE: EMPIRE

2017 ROGUE ONE: REBELLION

2018 SOLO

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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 40.0 mm Proof, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS MOVIE POSTERS

2017 EPISODE IV ANNIVERSARY

2017 EPISODE V

2017 EPISODE VI

2018 EPISODE I

2018 EPISODE II

2018 EPISODE III

2019 EPISODE VII

2019 EPISODE VIII

2020 EPISODE IX

2020 EPISODE IV

2020 EPISODE V ANNIVERSARY

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. 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.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 31.1g of 0.999 silver 53 x 36 mm Proof, colour 10,000 YES / YES

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