Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader, Coin from Niue
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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, or are based on the troy ounce - for example, three ounces of silver (abbreviated as 3 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series featuring characters and themes from the Star Wars movie saga, and shows Darth Vader.

The Mint says about it:
Darth Vader returns on this monumental coin. Packed with iconic imagery of the villainous Vader in a visually stunning montage on 3oz silver. Numerous renditions of the Sith Lord embellish the face of the coin, along with the use of numerous minting techniques. The main image is a powerful rendition of Darth wielding his Lightsaber alongside a striking silhouette bearing his name. Some of the details on the coin are raised and frosted, others are incused and glossed for contrast. Colour printing has also been incorporated to add further interest to this incredible memento. A simple, stark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II has been added to the obverse, to confirm it as legal tender.

This pure silver coin is exclusively licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the compact collector’s box that has been lined with black velvet and encases this timeless collectible. The coin’s unique number in the 2,000 mintage is also been added there.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 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 TEN DOLLARS 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader - reverse photo

The reverse design is coloured and shows the iconic character Darth Vader from the Star Wars saga. In the (not coloured) foreground on the right, he is depicted holding his lighsaber. The coloured left part of the design shows fragments of various scenes featuring Darth Vader.

Below left, on his silhouette, the inscription DARTH VADER.

In small letters around below right, the precious metal content: 3 oz 999 Fine Silver (three troy ounces of 99.9% silver) followed by the copyright acknowledgement © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd..

Reverse Inscription DARTH VADER 3 oz 999 Fine Silver © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 20 May 2022.
Issue price: US$ 299.00

See also

Coins issued for Niue in 2022 and featuring Star Wars themes include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Rebel Alliance
- 1 oz Gold, Boba Fett’s Starfighter
- 1 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu
- 1 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Ahsoka Tano
- 1 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Bo-Katan Kryze
- 1/4 oz Gold, AT-AT Walker
- 1/4 oz Gold, Sandcrawler
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Ahsoka Tano
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Mandalorian Classic - Bo-Katan Kryze
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mandalorian - Beskar Bar
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, AT-AT Walker
- 5 oz Silver Coloured, Sandcrawler
- 3 oz Silver Coloured, Battle of Hoth
- 3 oz Silver Coloured, Darth Vader
- 3 oz Silver Shaped, Millennium Falcon
- 3 oz Silver Rectangle, Han Solo in Carbonite
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Rebel Alliance
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Mandalorian - Beskar Bar
- 1 oz Silver Proof, AT-AT Walker
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Sandcrawler
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, The Bad Batch - Hunter
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Boba Fett’s Starfighter
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Ahsoka Tano
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Bo-Katan Kryze
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu in Pod
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Death Trooper Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Scarif Stormtrooper Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Hovertank Pilot Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Imperial Patrol Trooper Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Clone Trooper (Phase 1) Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Clone Trooper (Phase 2) Helmet
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle, Han Solo in Carbonite
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Yoda
- 1 oz Silver (Gold Plated) Chibi, C-3PO
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Boba Fett
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Padmé Amidala
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Fennec Shand
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Admiral Ackbar
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Darth Maul

All (12) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Lü Bu 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019 3oz Ag999
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020 3oz Ag999
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Dian Wei 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2021 3oz Ag999
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Battle of Hoth 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 The Flash Classic 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-QJRM-OVRB
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