Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon

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 specially shaped coin is part of New Zealand Mint collection dedicated to characters and themes from the Star Wars series of movies, and features the iconic Millennium Falcon.

The Mint says about it:
This is no hunk of junk! The Corellian freighter, the Millennium Falcon, is shown in stunning detail on this weighty 3oz fine silver shaped coin - a true rarity. The level of detail featured on this coin is stunning - the iconic ship has been brought to life as a work of art created via specialist minting techniques. The coin comes in a round acrylic capsule, which sits snugly in plush velvet inside a sturdy coin case. The Certificate of Authenticity also sits within this case, packaged in a custom-made Star Wars-themed box.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage3,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon - 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 FIVE DOLLARS 2022.

Around below, the precious metal value and the copyright acknowledgement: 3 oz 999 Fine Silver © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd..

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon - reverse photo

The reverse design represents, in deep relief, the Millennium Falcon star ship from the Star Wars series of films.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, special shape, Ultra High Relief (UHR).
Packaging: themed box, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 18 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
- 1/4 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
- 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, Boba Fett’s Starfighter
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Grogu
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Mandalorian Classic - Ahsoka Tano
- 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 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

The design was first issued as a silver ounce in 2021.

Advertising
Buy American Gold Eagle Coins
Buy American Gold Eagle Coins
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size45.0 - 60.0 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-XGZK-ENXQ
Share or Bookmark this Page
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Niue, Silver Three Ounces 2022 Millennium Falcon
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
Source
Coin, Niue, Silver Three Ounces 2022 Millennium Falcon
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
Source
Coin, Niue, Silver Three Ounces 2022 Millennium Falcon
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
Source
Coin, Niue, Silver Three Ounces 2022 Millennium Falcon
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
Source
Coin, Niue, Silver Three Ounces 2022 Millennium Falcon
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
Source
Coin, Niue, Silver Three Ounces 2022 Millennium Falcon
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
Source