Project Description

STAR WARS MOVIE POSTER FOILS

2018 EPISODE IV

2018 EPISODE V

2018 EPISODE VI

2019 EPISODE I

2019 EPISODE II

2020 EPISODE III

2020 EPISODE VII

2020 EPISODE VIII

2020 EPISODE IX

The NZ Mints flagship silver foil format, premium foils are similar in shape and not far short in size to a sheet of A4 paper. This series reproduces the iconic movie posters of all the Star Wars movies, starting with the original trilogy.

Each foil is sealed in a flexible acrylic for protection – necessary due to how astonishing thin these are – and then put into a hard acrylic frame that is an excellent method of display. They sell for $130.00 USD and weigh in at just over a troy ounce. The mint has also started a similar program for the Star Trek movies that might be of interest to sci-fi fans.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 35.0g of 0.999 silver 175 x 262 mm B/UNC, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS COMIC COVER FOILS

2019 ISSUE 1

2019 ISSUE 21

The latest series of premium foils, this one, showcases some covers from the various issues of the original Star Wars comics. Some of the artwork is now considered pretty iconic, but as a series, it will likely have smaller appeal than the movie poster range.

As before, they come in an excellent hard acrylic frame for ease of display. The NZ Mint also has a range similar to this that showcases some hugely important comics from the DC Comics range, including the debut appearances of Batman, Superman and Flash.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 35.0g of 0.999 silver 175 x 262 mm B/UNC, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS A NEW HOPE NOTES

2018 LUKE SKYWALKER

2018 OBI-WAN KENOBI

2018 C-3PO & R2-D2

2018 DARTH VADER

2018 HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA

2018 PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA

ALBUM COVER

EXAMPLE ALBUM PAGE AND NOTE SLEEVE

The 2018 debut set of six silver foils in the banknote format, these feature characters from the hit movie in full colour across a sheet of silver similar in size to a traditional banknote. Each foil is sealed in acrylic for protection, as they are only a fraction of a millimetre in thickness.

The six foils all fit into a great quality album that was supplied free with the first issue, in this case Luke Skywalker, and is not available any other way, either to purchase separately, or with other issues in the series.

A mintage of 50,000 per foil and an issue price of $39.00 USD each, means these are much cheaper than the other options here.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$1 NZD 5.0g of 0.999 silver 150 x 70 mm B/UNC, colour 50,000 ALBUM / YES

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS NOTES

2019 REY

2019 FINN

2019 BB-8

2019 POE DAMERON

2019 KYLO REN

2019 HAN SOLO & PRINCESS LEIA

ALBUM COVER

EXAMPLE ALBUM PAGE AND NOTE SLEEVE

The 2019, second set of six silver foils in the banknote format, they’re similar to the New Hope set in featuring characters from the hit movie. Again, the album was only available with the first issue, in this case Rey, and is not available to purchase separately, or with other issues in the series.

The same high mintage and relatively affordable price marks this out as one that should prove popular and easy to obtain for the less hardcore coin collector.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$1 NZD 5.0g of 0.999 silver 150 x 70 mm B/UNC, colour 50,000 ALBUM / YES

STAR WARS SEASON’S GREETINGS FOIL

2018 MERRY SITHMAS

2019 ARRRRRRGH! SOCKS AGAIN!

Disney Season’s Greetings Christmas coins have been a regular fixture for the last few years, so the mint has decided to transfer the concept to the sci-fi franchise with a foil. Depicting Darth Vader playing a fireside piano, it’s quite a surreal piece and definitely shows a sense of humour. It comes packaged in a holder designed like a Christmas card, in which the words ‘Humbug’ and ‘Merry Sithmas’ are printed.

As one of the 5 gram foils, it’s eminently more affordable than the bigger premium format used for the movie posters, so there’s definitely appeal here for the gift market, but we can imagine many not liking it. The foil is something new, however, and on that basis is always welcome.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$1 NZD 5.0g of 0.999 silver 148 x 98 mm B/UNC, colour 10,000 YES / YES

STAR WARS SEASON’S GREETINGS COINS

2020 LIKE SITHMAS

2021 JOY TO THE GALAXY

A switch from foil to coin this year (they also issued Harry Potter and Disney variants as well). A good-looking range.

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

STAR WARS WORLDS: TATTOOINE FOIL

2019 TATTOOINE

2019 TATTOOINE

The latest series to join the range, Star Wars Worlds, looks at some of the inventive planets that have become part of the Star Wars story over the many movies. The foils are styled to look like postcards and feature full colour images on one side. Packaged in gatefold cards, these are an inventive new addition which we look forward to seeing develop over the coming year.

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$1 NZD 5.0g of 0.999 silver 148 x 98 mm B/UNC, colour 10,000 YES / YES
NEW ZEALAND MINT STAR WARS RANGE