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."Queen to share Pacific nation's coins with Star Wars characters" (The Telegraph)
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).
Star Wars Legal Tender Coins (New Zealand Mint)
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