Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca, Coin from Niue
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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 a quarter ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/4 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). Many of these feature famous movie characters.

This coin is part of the Star Wars Classics series by the New Zealand Mint and features Chewbacca.

A legendary Wookiee warrior and Han Solo's co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca was part of a core group of Rebels who restored freedom to the galaxy. Known for his short temper and accuracy with a bowcaster, Chewie also has a big heart - and is unwavering in his loyalty to his friends.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca - 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 25 DOLLARS 2017.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2017
Reverse
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca - reverse photo

Within a plain rim, the coin shows a scene from "Star Wars - A New Hope", with Wookie warrior Chewbacca armed with his bowcaster in front of the Millennium Falcon.

Around left, the precious metal content: 1/4 oz 9999 Fine Gold (one quarter of an ounce of 99.99% gold) and copyright acknowledgement: © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Reverse Inscription 1/4 oz 9999 Fine Gold © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

See also

Gold Quarter Ounce coins in the Star Wars Classics series include:
- 01. Darth Vader, Gold Quarter Ounce 2016
- 02. Han Solo, Gold Quarter Ounce 2016
- 03. Yoda, Gold Quarter Ounce 2016
- 04. R2-D2, Gold Quarter Ounce 2016
- 05. Princess Leia, Gold Quarter Ounce 2016
- 06. Obi Wan Kenobi, Gold Quarter Ounce 2017
- 07. Luke Skywalker, Gold Quarter Ounce 2017
- 08. Chewbacca, Gold Quarter Ounce 2017
- 09. C-3PO, Gold Quarter Ounce 2017
- 10. Boba Fett, Gold Quarter Ounce 2017
- 11. Jabba the Hutt, Gold Quarter Ounce 2018
- 12. Darth Maul, Gold Quarter Ounce 2018
- 13. Emperor Palpatine, Gold Quarter Ounce 2018
- 14. Stormtroopers, Gold Quarter Ounce 2019
- 15. Lando Calrissian, Gold Quarter Ounce 2020

There are also a gold ounce and a silver one ounce with the same design.

All (48) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Mirka Knapková 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Paralympics - Jiří Ježek 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Han Solo 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Yoda 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - R2-D2 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Princess Leia 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Charles IV - Achievements 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Charles University 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Obi Wan Kenobi 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Luke Skywalker 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - C-3PO 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Boba Fett 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Darth Maul 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Emperor Palpatine 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - Battle of Britain 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 10 DOLLARS · 2018 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - KX-B Landing 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 10 DOLLARS · 2018 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - Stonewall 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 10 DOLLARS · 2018 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - Return Home 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 10 DOLLARS · 2018 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Star Wars - Stormtroopers 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Star Wars - BB8 and D-O 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Czech Lion 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Lando Calrissian 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 1,700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Back to the Future 121 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Cinderella 70th Anniversary 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Harry Potter 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Albus Dumbledore 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Hogwarts Express 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Hogwarts Castle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 10 DOLLARS · 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Star Wars - Anakin Skywalker 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mandalorian Classic 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Beauty and the Beast 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Sauron 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Gandalf 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Frodo Baggins 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Lord of the Rings - Aragorn 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Hermione Granger 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Lord Voldemort 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Movie Characters
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.780 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-WWDM-OJYG
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