Silver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

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, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself.

This 5g Silver Coin Note is part of a New Zealand Mint series of small silver foils, and marks the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

The Empire Strikes Back, also known as "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" was released in 1980, the second release in the series (the first three episodes came later, as "prequels").

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNew Zealand Mint Total Mintage1,980
Obverse
Niue / Silver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back - 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 ONE DOLLAR 2020.

The background is patterned with the logo of the New Zealand Mint: NEW ZEALAND MINT on two lines, above which the stars of the Southern Cross constellation.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2020
Reverse
Niue / Silver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back - reverse photo

The reverse is in full colour and shows the movie poster for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

In a cartouche above right, 40 below which THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and the silhouettes of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader fighting with their lightsabers.

Below left, the copyright acknowledgement; © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.; below right, in the style of a banknote serial number, the coin's unique serial number.

Reverse Inscription THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
EdgeThinEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in two-coin set only.

Included in Set
Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary, mintage 1,980
2 coins: Silver Ounce 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Silver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
See also

Coins issued for Niue in 2020 and featuring Star Wars themes include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Darth Vader
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Boba Fett
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Lando Calrissian
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Mandalorian Mythosaur
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Death Star
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Millennium Falcon
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Imperial Star Destroyer
- 1 oz Gold Proof, T-65 X-Wing Fighter
- 1 oz Gold Proof, TIE/LN Fighter
- 1 oz Gold Proof, TIE Advanced x1
- 1 oz Gold Proof, T-47 Snowspeeder
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, The Empire Strikes Back
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Lando Calrissian
- 2 oz Silver Shaped (with coloured version), Boba Fett Helmet
- 2 oz Silver Shaped (with coloured version), Stormtrooper Helmet
- 35 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), Rise of Skywalker
- 35 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), Revenge of the Sith
- 35 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), The Force Awakens
- 35 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), The Last Jedi
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Darth Vader
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Boba Fett
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Mandalorian Mythosaur
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Star Wars Season's Greetings - Sithmas
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Lando Calrissian
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Death Star
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, The Empire Strikes Back
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Stormtrooper
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Death Trooper
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Clone Trooper
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Praetorian Guard
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle (Coloured Poster), A New Hope
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle (Coloured Poster), The Empire Strikes Back
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle (Coloured Poster), The Rise of Skywalker
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Darth Vader
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Stormtrooper
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Chewbacca
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Boba Fett
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, R2-D2
- 5 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), The Empire Strikes Back

Coins issued for Niue and depicting coloured Star Wars posters include:
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, A New Hope - 40th Anniversary, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, The Empire Strikes Back, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Return of the Jedi, 2017
- 35 g Silver Foil, A New Hope, 2018
- 35 g Silver Foil, The Empire Strikes Back, 2018
- 35 g Silver Foil, Return of the Jedi, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, The Phantom Menace, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Attack of the Clones, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Revenge of the Sith, 2018
- 35 g Silver Foil, The Phantom Menace, 2019
- 35 g Silver Foil, Attack of the Clones, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, The Force Awakens, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, The Last Jedi, 2019
- 35 g Silver Foil, Rise of Skywalker, 2020
- 35 g Silver Foil, Revenge of the Sith, 2020
- 35 g Silver Foil, The Force Awakens, 2020
- 35 g Silver Foil, The Last Jedi, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, A New Hope, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, The Empire Strikes Back, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Rise of Skywalker, 2020
- 5 g Silver Foil, The Empire Strikes Back, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Return of the Jedi - 40th Anniversary, 2023

All (14) coins of type: Silver Five Grams
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Grams 2018 Disney Lunar Year of the Dog 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 20 CENTS 2018
Silver Five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Season's Greetings 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2018
Silver Five Grams 2018 Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2018
Silver Five Grams 2019 Disney Lunar Year of the Pig 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2019
Silver Five Grams 2019 Star Wars - Season's Greetings 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2019
Silver Five Grams 2019 Batman Anniversary 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2019
Silver Five Grams 2019 Batman - The Joker 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Grams 2019 Batman - The Riddler 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Grams 2019 Batman - Harley Quinn 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Grams 2019 Batman - Two-Face 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Grams 2019 Batman - The Penguin 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Grams 2019 Donald Duck 85th Anniversary 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2019
Silver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back 1,980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2020
Silver Five Grams 2022 Star Wars - Wookiee Christmas 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ONE DOLLAR 2022
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Silver Five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Grams
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,980
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size70.0 x 150.0 mm
Mass5.0000 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-WWNV-EXGL
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