The Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars character to get the ultra high relief treatment

The third coin in the New Zealand Mints ultra high relief (UHR) range of Star Wars character coins is here and it’s the Jedi Master Yoda getting the attention. Like  Darth Vader and Han Solo, the coin is struck in two-ounces of silver. Unlike the relatively disappointing Han Solo coin that rehashed artwork from the Classic Star Wars original, this one is all new.

This new coin looks perfect for the character. A classic pose, looking like Yoda is about to wield his force powers, and well realised, as you can see in the image above. Issued for Niue, the effigy of QEII sits in the centre of the obverse along with the inscribed date, issuer and denomination.

Packaging is excellent and the coin displays well in the box. Obviously these are bigger than Classic Star Wars coins and the price of $175.00 USD reflects that, but they’re beautifully struck and definitely a cut above the cheaper ranges. Available from today, the mintage of 5,000 is relatively low for the licence.



Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. In the original films, he trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the Galactic Empire. In the prequel films, he serves as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order and as a high-ranking general of Clone Troopers in the Clone Wars. Before his death in Return of the Jedi at the age of 900, Yoda was the oldest living character in the Star Wars franchise in canon, until the introduction of Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In the days of the Old Republic, Jedi Master Yoda was the most wise and powerful of all Jedi. Diminutive and unassuming, Yoda had no equals in his keen insight into the Force, or in his agile skill with a lightsaber. For over 800 years, Yoda instructed young Jedi and instilled them a profound sense of discipline, strength, and unity. The Jedi Order nobly served the Galactic Republic and maintained peace and order for over a thousand generations before the dark side re-emerged and plunged a helpless galaxy into the hands of the evil Sith. During these dark times, Yoda became the last of the Jedi and the only hope in instructing young Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force. Through his last apprentice, Yoda helped Luke to fulfil his destiny – a destiny that would finally restore peace to the galaxy and honor the legend of the Jedi.


COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 62.2 grams
DIAMETER 40.00 mm
MODIFICATIONS Ultra high relief
BOX / COA Yes / Yes