Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite

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 rectangular coin (silver bar) is part of New Zealand Mint collection dedicated to characters and themes from the Star Wars series of movies, and features the iconic scene from Star Wars where Han Solo is frozen in Carbonite.

The Mint says about it:
This is a unique 3oz pure silver coin engraved with one of the greatest heroes of the Rebellion, Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. The coin has been shaped like a bar to accommodate a full-length version of the frozen Han as he appeared in the 1980 movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. An antique finish has been applied to enhance the detail.

Officially licensed and legal tender, you will find the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Lucasfilm copyright on the opposite side of the coin. Both coins also have an antique finish to enhance the detail. Each coin arrives nestled in black velvet inside a Star Wars-branded box. A window in the box allows easy display of this magnificent memento. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided on the reverse of the box along with the serial number for the coin inside.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite - 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.

The effigy and legend are in a small circle in the upper part of the obverse.

On two lines in the lower part of the obverse, the precious metal content and the copyright acknowledgement: 3 oz 999 Fine Silver © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. (three troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite - reverse photo

The reverse design shows Star Wars character Han Solo frozen in a block of carbonite.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique.
Packaging: themed box, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 29 March 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

The design is also available as a one-ounce silver bar.

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
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2022
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
Silver Three Ounces 2022 The Lion King 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite: 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 Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size29.7 x 80 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-AGWW-EYPL
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