Silver Three Ounces 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader

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 New Zealand Mint's large collection dedicated to characters and themes from the Star Wars series of movies, and features Darth Vader.

Known from the Star Wars films, the former Jedi Knight is one of the most important main characters in the franchise. As young Anakin Skywalker, he initially was the student of the Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. He was educated to be a Jedi knight before turning to the dark side of the force and taking on the identity of Darth Vader. In a fire, he suffered severe burns and was almost killed. Darth Sidious found him, and as part of a life-saving operation, he was given the black armor, which included the mask with distinctive breath sounds and cybernetic limbs.

The detailed collage of the legendary character is in both colour and fine engraving. Relief and texture, using sandblasting, have been added, which stands out remarkably against the mirror background.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNew Zealand Mint Total Mintage 999
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin features the official Public Seal of Niue.

It has an inner circle of hiapo designs, representing the fonua (land), within which are stylised designs of a tree, representing life and tagata Niue (the people of Niue), surrounded by an outer circle in the form of a traditional Niuean garland of 14 seashells (representing the 14 villages of Niue), and crowned with St Edward's Crown (of the United Kingdom), representing the sovereign as head of state.

Around above between the two circles, the inscription PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE. Below, a ribbon carries the motto ATUA NIUE TUKULAGI on two lines (meaning "God, Niue Eternally"), below which two crossed katoua (Niue fighting clubs).

Around above, the face value TEN DOLLARS. Around below, the date of issue 2023.

Obverse Inscription TEN DOLLARS PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 2023
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and shows Darth Vader holding his lightsabre. Around, a collage of scenes - coloured on the left, not coloured on the right.

At centre, the inscription VADER, below which the crest of the Galactic Empire.

In small letters around below right, the precious metal content 3 oz 9999 Fine Silver (three troy ounces of 99.99% silver), followed by the copyright acknowledgement: © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Reverse Inscription VADER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Release price: US$ 299.00.

See also

Coins issued in 2023 and featuring Star Wars themes include (ordered by metal / size / country):
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Return of the Jedi - 40th Anniversary, Niue
- 1 oz Gold Proof, C-3PO and R2-D2, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, United Kingdom
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Return of the Jedi - 40th Anniversary, Niue
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, C-3PO and R2-D2, United Kingdom
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, United Kingdom
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, United Kingdom
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Mandalorian - Beskar Bar, Niue
- 5 oz Silver Coloured Rectangle (poster), A New Hope, Niue
- 5 oz Silver Coloured Rectangle (poster), The Empire Strikes Back, Niue
- 5 oz Silver Coloured Rectangle (poster), Return of the Jedi, Niue
- 5 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian - Mythosaur, Niue
- 5 oz Silver Proof, C-3PO and R2-D2, United Kingdom
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, United Kingdom
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, United Kingdom
- 3 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Darth Vader - 40th Anniversary, Niue
- 3 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Darth Vader - Black, Niue
- 3 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Darth Vader, Niue
- 3 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Luke Skywalker, Niue
- 3 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Princess Leia, Niue
- 3 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Han Solo, Niue
- 3 oz Silver (shaped), Death Star, Niue
- 3 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian - N-1 Starfighter, Niue
- 3 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian - Bo-Katan's Gauntlet Starfighter, Niue
- 3 oz Silver (shaped), Snowspeeder, Niue
- 2 oz Silver (shaped), Millennium Falcon, Niue
- 2 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian - Mythosaur, Niue
- 2 oz Silver Chibi, Jabba the Hutt, Niue
- 2 oz Silver Proof, C-3PO and R2-D2, United Kingdom
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, United Kingdom
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Jedi Order Crest, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Grogu (Baby Yoda), Niue
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Mandalorian - Beskar Bar, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Season's Greetings (Grogu), Niue
- 1 oz Silver Rectangle (Coloured Poster), Return of the Jedi - 40th Anniversary, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian - Grogu in Pod, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian - N-1 Starfighter, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian - Bo-Katan's Gauntlet Starfighter, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), Snowspeeder, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), Clone Wars - 104th Battalion Helmet, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian Helmets - Din Djarin, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian Helmets - The Armorer, Niue
- 1 oz Silver (shaped), The Mandalorian Helmets - Bo-Katan Kryze, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Darth Vader, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Luke Skywalker, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Anakin Skywalker, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Mace Windu, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Lando Calrissian, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Count Dooku, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Mandalorian - Bo-Katan Kryze, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Mandalorian - Moff Gideon, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Chibi, Mandalorian - Ahsoka Tano, Niue
- 1 oz Silver Proof, C-3PO and R2-D2, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, United Kingdom
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, United Kingdom
- 50 Pence Copper-Nickel (with gold and silver versions), C-3PO and R2-D2, United Kingdom
- 50 Pence Copper-Nickel (with gold and silver versions), Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, UK
- 50 Pence Copper-Nickel (with gold and silver versions), Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, UK

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Silver Three Ounces 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyPublic Seal of Niue
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.0000 mm
Mass93.3000 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-BDDJ-ELMD
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