Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar

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 - including the very large ten ounces of silver format (abbreviated as 10 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

This bullion silver bar continues the New Zealand Mint's Star Wars - Mandalorian theme, and represents a Beskar Bar (or a Beskar Ingot).

The Mint says about it:
"This officially licensed Star Wars - Mandalorian Antique finish coin was struck from 10 ounces of 99.9% silver and replicates an ingot of Mandalorian iron. The coin features the characteristic wave shape that Beskar ingots are stamped with, and also includes the logo of the Galactic Empire. The obverse features the Niue Coat of Arms as well as the denomination, year of issue, weight, fineness and official copyright.

Beskar is an extremely strong alloy that was used in Mandalorian armour and was characterised by a high tolerance to damage of various kinds. Thus, the metal was durable enough to withstand a direct blaster shot and repel lightsaber strikes. It is not without reason that Beskar is one of the most valuable metals in the entire galaxy. The Mandalorians have an almost religious relationship with Beskar and are convinced that it belongs exclusively in the hands of their people."

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar - 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 20 DOLLARS. Around below, the date of issue 2021.

Further down, on two lines the precious metal content: 10 TROY OZ and 999 FINE SILVER (ten troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Below right, the copyright acknowledgement: © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd..

The background has a wavy pattern.

Obverse Inscription 20 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 10 TROY OZ 999 FINE SILVER
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar - reverse photo

Below right, the logo of the Galactic Empire from the Star Wars series of films.

The background has a wavy pattern.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique.
Packaging: individual capsule.

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Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mandalorian - Beskar Bar: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPublic Seal of Niue
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size49.5 x 110.0 mm
Mass311.000 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-DJDP-ELMD
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