Gold Five Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Death Star, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Death Star, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Five Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Death Star

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including this very large five ounces of gold format (abbreviated as 5 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series dedicated to the Star Wars movies and features the famous Death Star.

The Mint says about it:
The strictly limited and worldwide first Star Wars 5 oz gold coin is dedicated to the deadly weapon of the Galactic Empire - the legendary Death Star. Struck from an impressive 5 ounces of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin features a detailed image of the Death Star.

In the Star Wars movies, the Death Star was a mobile battle station under the command of the Galactic Empire whose planning began before the outbreak of the Clone Wars. The firepower of its built-in superlaser was enough to destroy an entire planet in one fell swoop. Before the destruction of this first Death Star by the Rebel Alliance, the planet Alderaan fell victim to it, with all its inhabitants. For the Empire, the Death Star, with its massive military punch, was intended primarily as a deterrent, spreading paralysing fear to ensure Emperor Palpatine's reign of terror.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage25
Obverse
Niue / Gold Five Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Death Star - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II NIUE 500 DOLLARS 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 500 DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Gold Five Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Death Star - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the famous Death Star from the from Star Wars series of films - the Empire’s ultimate weapon, a moon-sized space station with the ability to destroy an entire planet.

Around below, the precious metal content: 5 oz 9999 Fine Gold (one ounce of 99.99% gold) and the copyright acknowledgement: © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Reverse Inscription 5 oz 9999 Fine Gold © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in timber display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins issued for Niue in 2022 and featuring Star Wars themes include:
- 5 oz Gold, Death Star
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Rebel Alliance
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, IG-11
- 1 oz Gold, Boba Fett’s Starfighter
- 1 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu
- 1 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Ahsoka Tano
- 1 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Bo-Katan Kryze
- 1/4 oz Gold, AT-AT Walker
- 1/4 oz Gold, Sandcrawler
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Ahsoka Tano
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Bo-Katan Kryze
- 1 kg Silver Coloured, Star Wars - A New Hope
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mandalorian - Beskar Bar
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, AT-AT Walker
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, Sandcrawler
- 3 oz Silver Coloured, Battle of Hoth
- 3 oz Silver Coloured, Darth Vader
- 3 oz Silver Shaped, Millennium Falcon
- 3 oz Silver Rectangle, Han Solo in Carbonite
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Rebel Alliance
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, IG-11
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Mandalorian - Beskar Bar
- 1 oz Silver Proof, AT-AT Walker
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Sandcrawler
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, The Bad Batch - Hunter
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, The Bad Batch - Wrecker
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Boba Fett’s Starfighter
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Ahsoka Tano
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Bo-Katan Kryze
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu in Pod
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Death Trooper Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Scarif Stormtrooper Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Hovertank Pilot Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Imperial Patrol Trooper Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Clone Trooper (Phase 1) Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Clone Trooper (Phase 2) Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Kylo Ren Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Han Solo in Carbonite
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Yoda
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Young Obi-Wan Kenobi
- 1 oz Silver (Gold Plated) Chibi, C-3PO
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Boba Fett
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Padmé Amidala
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Fennec Shand
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Admiral Ackbar
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Darth Maul
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Krrsantan

Niue coins featuring the Death Star from Star Wars include:
- 5 oz Gold, Death Star 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Death Star 2020
- 1 kg Silver Sphere, Death Star 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Death Star 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Death Star 2020

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Gold Five Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Death Star: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage25
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-WBZK-EPQM
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