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.
Come to the Dark Side……….. the New Zealand Mint has released 2 unique four coin sets depicting Star Wars characters that will be legal tender on the South Pacific Island of Niue. The coins feature a full coloured image of your favourite character duos of Luke Skywalker / Princess Leia...
In a currency far, far away: Coins with embossed Star Wars characters become legal tender on Polynesian island. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 11:56 EST, 2 October 2011. 19. View comments. They've got their own religion... now they've got their own currency.
The tiny South Pacific nation of Niue will soon be accepting Star Wars coins as legal tender. But don't count on anyone using them to buy a snack on the island (population: 1,311), which is linked to nearby New Zealand and recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as its sovereign.
The New Zealand Mint, a manufacturer of commemorative coins, will release a series of legal tender Star Wars silver coins this November. Issued by the pacific island country of Niue, the coins have a face value of two New Zealand Dollars.
Star Wars, the American space epic created by George Lucas, is being transformed into legal tender coins for the first time. Each silver clad proof coin prominetly displays a full color image pulled straight from the classic films.
The New Zealand Mint created a series of commemorative silver Star Wars coins for the South Pacific island of Niue. The silver coins have a value of around one Euro (and sell to collectors for $400), and feature favorites like Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and more.
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.
While the coins will indeed be legal tender in the tiny island nation of Niue – the face value of $2 would be a steep price to pay for the $100 that you