Legal Tender Star Wars Coins Coming To South Pacific Island

The South Pacific island of Niue will be issuing legal tender coins featuring Queen Elizabeth II on the front and Star Wars characters on the back.

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 be available for NZ$469 (£235), while others struck in silver-plated base metal will cost much less. The first issue will go on display at the American Numismatics Association’s show in Chicago next week. Further coins will be released until 2014.

(NZ Mint via The Telegraph)

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