Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi

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 in standard shapes and sizes, but some - like these silver foils - use different formats. The 35 gram silver foils are very thin, so that they can be large in surface, and are issued with poster-like coloured reverses. The are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value.

The Mint says about this coin:
The thrilling conclusion to the epic original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is commemorated on this unique premium silver foil, featuring a replica of the film’s poster artwork. Licensed by Disney, this distinctive precious metal poster is brought to life through both colour and engraving.

Made from 35g fine silver, this highly desirable collectible is presented in an innovative acrylic holder which frames the foil and allows for easy display.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi - 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 TWO DOLLARS 2018.

The effigy and inscription are very small, and are surrounded by a geometric motif and thin lines spiralling out. The rest of the obverse is covered with small logos of the New Zealand Mint (NEW ZEALAND MINT on two lines, above which the stars of the Southern Cross constellation), as a sort of mint mark.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Reverse
Niue / Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and features a replica image of the original poster for the film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, with the STAR WARS RETURN OF THE JEDI logo below.

In tiny letters below right, the copyright acknowledgement © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd..

Reverse Inscription STAR WARS RETURN OF THE JEDI
EdgeThinEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 1.125
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: in acrylic block and illustrated cardboard box.

See also

Coins issued for Niue in 2018 and featuring Star Wars themes include:
- 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Yoda
- 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Death Star
- 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Stormtrooper
- 35 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), A New Hope
- 35 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), The Empire Strikes Back
- 35 g Silver Foil (Coloured Poster), Return of the Jedi
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle (Coloured Poster), The Phantom Menace
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle (Coloured Poster), Attack of the Clones
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle (Coloured Poster), Revenge of the Sith

All (11) coins of type: Silver Thirty-five Grams Foil
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - A New Hope 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2019 Star Wars - Comics #1 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2019 Star Wars - The Phantom Menace 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2019 Star Wars - Attack of the Clones 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2019
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2020 Star Wars - Rise of Skywalker 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2020 Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Force Awakens 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2020 Star Wars - The Last Jedi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2020
Silver Thirty-five Grams 2021 Lord of the Rings - Middle Earth 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2021
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Silver Thirty-five Grams 2018 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Thirty-five Grams Foil
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size175.0 x 262.0 mm
Mass35.000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-PZRL-OVRB
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