Some people are crazy about Star Wars Characters. Some people – understandably, but the entire nation?! Pacific nation of Niue, a roughly 100-square-mile island located 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand went a step further by all. Beginning in November, residents of this island will be able to spend coins printed with color images of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and other Star Wars fan favorites.
Each coin holds a value of 2.00 New Zealand dollars and will be available individually or in themed sets. The first two sets to be offerred include Darth Vader and Millennium Falcon themes. Each set will retail for $469.00 NZD (approximately $395 U.S.). Individual coins are priced at $23.50 NZD each (approximately $20.00 U.S.).
You wouldn’t want to go and spend them because they’re only worth $2 but the value is much more than that – no-one is going to go buy an ice cream with them, said New Zealand Mint spokeperson Chris Kirkness.
A maximum of 50,000 copies of each silver-plated coin will be produced. No more than 7,500 of each of the silver coins – which contain 1oz of the precious metal – will be produced.