Star Wars Stromtrooper goes to war with the Bullion Rebellion with gold and silver coins

After years of just ticking along with low-mintage Fijiian Taku bullion coins, the New Zealand Mint has embraced the bullion coin market over the last couple of years with a lunar range, and now a selection of coins featuring elements of their big popular culture franchises. Disney has seen both a lunar coin and a Steamboat Willie design, both in gold and silver. A surprise Star Wars issue depicted uber-villain Darth Vader and proved to be a popular coin.

A second Star Wars themed bullion coin has now been announced, although won’t be available until the 2nd November. Sticking with the baddie theme, the coin depicts the ultra-iconic Imperial Stormtrooper holding a blaster and is another all-new design. The pseudo bas-relief style is back and the coin looks great. A small NZ Mint privy mark sits on this face. Like Darth Vader, we don’t doubt this will look very nice in hand. Issued for Niue, the obverse is the usual effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

As before, it’s available in the classic one-ounce format for both metals, with mintages¬† limited to 250,000 for the silver and 25,000 for the gold. The gold coin will be available encapsulated singly or in a wrap of ten, the silver in tubes of 25 or themed monster boxes of 250. The monster box is lightly themed for those with the means to pick up 250 coins. A great release, we can see this one being very popular.



The coin features an officially licensed close up image of an armed Stormtrooper, which is raised and polished. This is set against a satin matt background featuring the Imperial logo. The coin reverse also features the metal weight and quality, and it has been stamped with the Lucasfilm copyright and New Zealand Mint logo to provide further authenticity.

The obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The silver coins are packaged in tubes of 25 within a themed monster box of 250 coins. The coins are individually packaged in capsules, supplied in wraps of 10.


DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand $250 New Zealand
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 31.1 grams
DIAMETER 40.00 mm 32.00 mm
FINISH B / Uncirculated B / Uncirculated
MINTAGE 250,000 25,000
BOX / COA No / No No / No