Star Trek may have a rising profile in the world of precious metal coins, but when it comes to the world of science-fiction there is no franchise more popular than Star Wars. Created in the late 1970s by George Lucas, the franchise has blossomed from its original three-film release into a collection of nine major motion pictures across five decades of history.
The original Star Wars three-film release set the stage for the franchise in the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. That was followed up by a prequel trilogy of films released at the turn of the 21st century, and now returns to theaters to grab the attention of an entirely new generation of people with a new trilogy series following the aftermath of the original films.
An entire series of Silver Star Wars coins are currently available from the New Zealand Mint, issued for the tiny island nation of Niue, and feature stunning colorized proof finishes with limited mintages. Explore a galaxy far, far away in the following paragraphs as we dive into the beauty of the Silver Star Wars coins available today from JM Bullion.
Fans young and old crammed theaters at the end of 2015 to see the release of the first film in the highly-anticipated new Star Wars trilogy. Set in the future beyond the timeline of the original three Star Wars films from the 1970s and 1980s, the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated global box office news and ticket sales for weeks.
The New Zealand Mint is currently in the midst of producing two separate coin series to take advantage of the popularity of the film franchise at the moment. Among these is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series. The program features colorized images of popular new characters in the franchise that appeared in The Force Awakens. Each of the six releases in this collection include common details of the release and a shared obverse design:
All of the coins from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection have a colorized proof design on the reverse that features three different images of the represented character. The six design releases in total are described in detail below, in order of release from first to sixth:
Following the late 2015 release of The Force Awakens in theaters, fans are gearing up for the December 2016 release of Star Wars: Rogue One. This film is unique in that it is not part of the follow-up trilogy that launched in 2015 with The Force Awakens. Instead, for the first time in Star Wars history there will be a stand-alone film in the anthology. Rogue One is set in the Star Wars universe in the time following the events of Star Wars: Episode III and before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV.
In the upcoming film, the storyline focuses on a group of Rebel spies intent on stealing the designs for the Galactic Empires Death Star. The two primary groups to feature in the film are captured in the Star Wars: Rogue One Series of coins from the New Zealand Mint. Again, there are shared details and a common obverse in this release:
As for the design features, there are only two coins in this release. One depicts the members of the Rebel Alliance, while the other features the forces of The Empire. Each coin, like the Force Awakens collection, has a brilliant colorized finish on the reverse. Design details are featured below:
The original Star Wars trilogy of films, launched in the late 1970s, set the stage for what would become one of the greatest box office anthologies of all time. The original films gave the world many of the most beloved characters in the history of the franchise; many of which are still immensely popular today even in the face of countless new movies arriving in theaters from the collection.
In the Star Wars: Classic Collection release, the New Zealand Mint offers silver and gold coins without colorized finishes to honor the original trilogy of films. As with other series from the New Zealand Mint’s Silver Star Wars coin collections, there are shared details and obverse design features in this collection:
Although there are a number of coins that have been released in this collection, JM Bullion currently stocks the 3rd and 4th coins in the Star Wars: Classic Collection series of Silver Star Wars coins. These designs include:
Silver Star Wars coins from the New Zealand Mint are issued for the nation of Niue. The island nation is located in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 1,500 miles northeast of the nation of New Zealand, east of Tonga, south of Samoa, and west of the Cook Islands. The island itself is just 100 square miles in size and has a predominantly Polynesian population of around 1,190 people.
Niue occupies a unique niche in the world order. The nation is a self-governing state that exists in free association with New Zealand. The vast majority of diplomatic relations for Niue are handled by the nation of New Zealand on behalf of the people of Niue, and the populace are citizens of New Zealand with Queen Elizabeth II serving as head of state in the capacity of Queen of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Mint is a private company with its headquarters in the capital of Auckland. The mint excels in producing legal tender collectible coins, gold bullion products, and medallions. It was founded over 40 years ago, and today it is the only precious metal mint located in New Zealand. Central to its global status, the New Zealand Mint can boast that it was one of the world’s first mints to adopt .9999 purity as a standard in its gold bullion products.
The mint sources all of its precious metals from international locations, producing coins and medallions using a minimum fineness of .999 for silver and .9999 for gold. The quality and impressive nature of the designs on New Zealand Mint coins puts it among the elite in the world of precious metals, with several coin programs that are coveted by the global community.
At JM Bullion, you have the option of paying for your Silver Star Wars Coins with a variety of payment methods. We accepted Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards, paper checks, bank wire transfers, and PayPal fund transfers. Credit/debit cards take an average of one business day to process. Bank wire and PayPal transfers often process immediately. Payment by paper check requires four to six business days to clear the bank.
If you opt to pay via paper check, you’ll enjoy the highest maximum purchase amount available from JM Bullion, as well as a 4% discount on your total purchase price. Those paying via bank wire transfer also enjoy a 4% discount on the total purchase of goods. All shipments from JM Bullion are sent in discreet packaging to ensure the security of your packages during deliver. We are also proud to offer you free shipping and insurance for all your Silver Star Wars coins purchased through JM Bullion.
The United States Postal Service and UPS are our official shipping partners. Should your package become lost or get stolen at some point during delivery, JM Bullion will work with the carrier to recover your packages if possible. If that is not successful, we will work to provide you with a replacement product (depending upon availability) or provide you with a refund for your purchase.
If you have any questions about Silver Star Wars Coins, please don’t hesitate to contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also reach out to us online using our live web chat and email services.