Silver Kilo 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Kilo 2016 Star Wars - 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 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. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes based on the troy ounce, but some are in the metric system and go to the large size of one kilogram (1 kg) of silver.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their bullion value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of the Emperor - the evil Darth Sidious - for decades, enforcing his Master’s will and seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. But there was still good in him…

This coin face captures the moment of Darth Vader’s appearance in the 1977 release of Star Wars - Episode IV.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,977
Obverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2016 Star Wars - 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 100 DOLLARS 2016.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 100 DOLLARS 2016
Reverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the iconic Darth Vader walking in a corridor in the Death Star, accompanied by two Stormtroopers.

Around left, the precious metal content: 1 kg 999 Fine Silver (one kilogram of 99.9% silver) and copyright acknowledgement: © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Reverse Inscription 1 kg 999 Fine Silver © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

See also

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

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Silver Kilo 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,977
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.000 mm
Mass1,000.000 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-DDJR-ELMD
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