Star Wars is without question the most popular science-fiction franchise in the world. To date there are a total of seven feature films that have been released since the late 1970s, with a new trilogy arriving in theaters as of December 2015. The New Zealand Mint celebrates all-things Star Wars in its Star Wars Classic and Force Awakens collections. The 2017 1 oz Niue Silver Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Coin is available today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a Star Wars-themed coin case and themed packaging with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 6th coin in the Star Wars Classic Collection!
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins!
- Individual rounds ship in resealable plastic bags.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (NZD) by Niue.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
One of the most popular characters from the original Star Wars trilogy of films was Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi. Kenobis character appeared first in the original trilogy as an older version of himself, portrayed by actor Alec Guinness as one of the few remaining Jedi in the universe, and famously had a show down early on with Darth Vader.
Fast forward to the late 1990s when the prequel trilogy of Star Wars films came out, and the world was introduced to a younger Ben Kenobi who was himself a young Jedi teaching an even younger Anakin Skywalker, who would go on to become Darth Vader. The younger Obi-Wan was portrayed by actor Ewan McGregor.
The reverse side of the 2017 1 oz Niue Silver Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Coin features the image of Obi-Wan in his Jedi robes as he draws his lightsaber to face Darth Vader on the Death Star. This is one of the iconic moments from the first film, Star Wars: A New Hope.
On the obverse of all Niue Silver Star Wars Classic Collection coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majestys right-profile portrait appears on all commonwealth coinage, and this 1998 design from Ian Rank-Broadley represents the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen to appear since her ascension to the throne in 1952.
Each 2017 1 oz Niue Silver Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Coin in this listing arrives inside of a Star Wars-themed black coin case, which itself is shipped inside of a Star Wars-branded outer coin packaging that includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
New Zealand Mint is a private mint located in the city of Auckland. The mint is responsible for production of bullion coinage for numerous South Pacific nations, but is not associated with the New Zealand government.
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