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:


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)