Silver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire

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 - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Those issued at prices much higher than their bullion value are separately listed in the Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) silver 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 coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series dedicated to characters and themes from famous movies, and features the logo of the Galactic Empire from the Star Wars universe.

When Supreme Chancellor and Sith Lord Palpatine proclaimed the first Galactic Empire, he reshaped the old Galactic Republic logo from an 8-spoke wheel to the 6-spoke symbol. It was meant to represent the most feared and powerful empire the galaxy had ever seen. The similarities and differences to the old symbol were intended to simultaneously create acceptance and necessary trust for a clear transition to the new order. The Galactic Imperial Crest appeared on flags, starships, administrative buildings and on currency.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNone Total Mintage25,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire - obverse photo

The obverse features the "Public Seal of Niue" (it has to be noted that this is not the official seal...)

It has what looks like a plant arrangement at centre, within a double ornamental circle, itself surrounded by a circle of sea shells. This is crowned with St Edward's Crown (of the United Kingdom). Around above between the two, the inscription PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE.

Below that, a ribbon carries the motto ATUA NIUE TUKULAGI on two lines, below which two crossed katoua (Niue fighting clubs).

Around above, the face value TWO DOLLARS. Around below, the date of issue 2020.

The design is "reverse frosted" - the fields are frosted while the design elements are polished.

Obverse Inscription TWO DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the logo of the Galactic Empire from the Star Wars series of films, which is a six-spoke wheel.

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

The design is "reverse frosted" - the fields are frosted while the design elements are polished.

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

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: loose.

See also

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

All (38) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
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Silver Ounce 2016 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 African Lion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Darth Vader 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Roaring Lion of Judah 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Darth Vader 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Stormtrooper 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Darth Vader 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Clone Trooper 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Roaring Lion of Judah 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Darth Vader 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Boba Fett 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur 25,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2020 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Jurassic Park 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Back to the Future 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Athenian Owl unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 9,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Batman 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Wonder Woman 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Millennium Falcon 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire 25,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Silver Ounce 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar 50,000 Public Seal of Niue TWO DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 1 TROY OZ 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean - The Black Pearl 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
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Silver Ounce 2021 Galactic Empire: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPublic Seal of Niue
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-NPRB-EXJL
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