Gold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader

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 coins under the authority of Niue. Most of these are commemorative and collector issues dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). Those issued at prices much higher than their bullion value are separately listed in the Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) gold ounce section of the site.

Unlike them, this coin is targeted at bullion investors and was initially released at a price close to the value of its precious metal content.

This bullion coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series dedicated to Star Wars characters and features Darth Vader.

Darth Vader was originally known as Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise and was a Jedi warrior prophesied to bring balance to the Force. However, he became a leading force of disruption and evil when he was turned to the dark side of the force by Palpatine. Like many evil characters though, Vader earns redemption following an encounter with his son, Luke Skywalker.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNZM Total Mintage25,000
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader - 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 tiny 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 250 DOLLARS 2017.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a close-up image of the iconic Darth Vader, which is polished and frosted. He is set against a light frosted background that features the Imperial logo.

In the field to the right of the figure, the mint mark of the New Zealand Mint: the letters NZM, above which the stars of the Southern Cross constellation.

Around right, the precious metal content: 1 oz 9999 Fine Gold (one ounce of 99.99% gold) and copyright acknowledgement: © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Reverse Inscription 1 oz 9999 Fine Gold © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in individual capsule.

See also

There is also a silver one-ounce coin with the same design.

All (52) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2014 Hawksbill Turtle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2014
Gold Ounce 2015 Hawksbill Turtle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2015
Gold Ounce 2016 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Ounce 2017 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2018 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Darth Vader 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Stormtrooper 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Scrooge McDuck 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2019 Czech Lion 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · NIUE ISLAND 50 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof 700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 50 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Lion King - 25th Anniversary 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Clone Trooper 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Darth Vader 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Mickey Mouse - Fantasia 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Mickey Christmas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Donald Duck 85th Anniversary, Bullion 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 50 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Roaring Lion of Judah 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Tree of Life 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Slovakia Eagle 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 50 DOLLARS - 2020 -
Gold Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2020 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2020 Darth Vader 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Boba Fett 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2021 The Mandalorian 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Grogu (Baby Yoda) 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Lion King - Hakuna Matata 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Donald and Daisy 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Mickey Mouse and Goofy 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Tree of Life 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 2,750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 50 DOLLARS · 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 50 DOLLARS - 2021 -
Gold Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Batman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Wonder Woman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Superman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Millennium Falcon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean - The Black Pearl 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean - The Flying Dutchman 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Back to the Future 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Shrek 200 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Mickey Christmas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
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Gold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-PPKL-EPQM
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