Star Wars coins as legal tender

The South Pacific island of Niue is issuing legal tender emblazoned with Star Wars characters. Queen Elizabeth II, Niue's head of state, will be on the front of 40 new coins but Luke, Leia, and the gang will appear in color on the flip side. From The Telegraph:
Swcoicccc As legal tender, the coins will have a face value of NZ$2 (£1), but the silver content in each is worth considerably more than that.

The coins are primarily aimed at collectors and investors around the world in a bid to boost Niue's flagging government coffers.

Sets of four, each containing 1oz of silver, will sell for NZ$469 (£235).

"Queen to share Pacific nation's coins with Star Wars characters" (The Telegraph)

Star Wars Legal Tender Coins (New Zealand Mint)


    1. Doubtful. With an ounce of silver each. Looks like they’re charging spot x 2.5. (4 oz per set, each set priced @ 10x spot.) I’ll expect to find them in coin shops at spot + $5 or so in a year or two. Of course, by then the original buyers might have made a profit. Silver spot was under $15 not that long ago. If these had been issued then, at $37.5, they’d be in the money today, on melt value alone.

  1. This move pushes their S&P rating is higher than ours in the U.S.  A new economic empire rises from the watery depths.  Isn’t Niue a Bothan name?

  2. I think I speak for Yoda when I say Dark side, someone has gone to the.
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  3. All the coins in one image I have collated, peruse to decide how best to waste your own currency you may …

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