Gold Ounce 2022 Boba Fett’s Starfighter, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Boba Fett’s Starfighter, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Boba Fett’s Starfighter

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 - such as one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). Many of these feature famous movie characters.

This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series featuring characters and themes from the Star Wars movie saga, and shows Boba Fett’s Starfighter. It was issued by the New Zealand Mint to coincide with the launch of the new series "The Book of Boba Fett", broadcast exclusively on Disney+ from 29 December 2021. The series is a spin-off of the successful first Star Wars original series "The Mandalorian".

The coin was struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure gold and is dedicated to the legendary Starfighter ship of the bounty hunter Boba Fett. The design features the Starfighter in the foreground, fleeing from two TIE Fighters. With the help of the minimalist background and a fine relief, the three ships - especially the Starfighter - are skilfully set in scene.

Before the Firespray-31 class ship was owned by Boba Fett, it was modified by his father Jango Fett. It is somewhat ageing, but still very effective - it features numerous hidden offensive and defensive weapons and equipment. In particular, the Starfighter enjoys an exceptionally good reputation due to decades of successful pursuit and capture of fugitives.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage50
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2022 Boba Fett’s Starfighter - 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 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2022 Boba Fett’s Starfighter - reverse photo

The reverse design shows Boba Fett’s Starfighter (space ship) from the Star Wars series of movies, with Imperial TIE fighters in the background.

Below, the inscription BOBA FETT'S STARFIGHTER TM.

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

Reverse Inscription BOBA FETT'S STARFIGHTER TM 1 oz 9999 Fine Gold © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

See also

Coins issued for Niue in 2022 and featuring Star Wars themes include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Rebel Alliance
- 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
- 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, 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, 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 Rectangle, Han Solo in Carbonite
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Yoda
- 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

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Gold Ounce 2022 Boba Fett’s Starfighter: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-XDBR-EJZN
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