1 oz STAR WARS Darth Vader Silver Coin (2018)
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Darth Vader Coin
This is a silver bullion coin minted by the New Zealand Mint. Limited to a mintage of just 250,000, the 1oz silver coin is produced to a fineness of 999.0. With a face value of 2 NZ Dollars, the coin follows on from the popularity of the 2017 Vader coin. Coins come in tubes of 25 and boxes of 250.
The New Zealand Mint have a fine reputation for producing licensed themed coins, with ranges including Star Wars, Star Trek, Disney, Doctor Who and DC Comics.
The 2018 Darth Vader silver coin displays Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse set on a matt background. The collectable silver coin really comes to life on its reverse with the star of the show, Star Wars villain Darth Vader. The close-up image holds the infamous light sabre and sits proudly on the background of the Imperial logo. Included is both a New Zealand Mint stamp along with Lucas Films copyright to confirm the coin’s official licensed status.
Darth Vader featured in the first 6 instalments of the Star Wars franchise. The character also features in Rogue One and is referenced in further Star Wars films such as The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Despite being born as an Anakin Skywalker, a pivotal Jedi, Vader soon moves over to the side, finding the force irresistible. Darth Vader has become one of the most iconic villains of all time with many loving to hate him, while others feeling sympathy for his tragic demise. The character has been played by no less than six actors throughout the films, with David Prowse arguably the most famous as the first to depict him in episodes IV-VI.
Our Expert Opinion
With Star Wars as one of the largest franchises known to man, this coin benefits from a huge mass appeal from both film enthusiasts and coin collectors. With reasonable prices on launch, it’s certainly worth adding this coin to your collection, especially in a sealed box of 250 which will likely fetch huge premiums in the future.
For those focused purely on silver investment, the UK tax-free silver coins like the Silver Britannia have the added incentive of being Capital gains Tax-free. Combining mass-produced UK coins with limited issue collector’s coins such as this Star Wars coin, as a great way of building a mixed and balanced portfolio well-positioned for silver price gains as well as scarcity appreciation.
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