Darth Vader silver coin, 1 ounce minted in 2020 by the New Zealand Mint.
There is no doubt about it: Star Wars is one of the most widely followed sagas in the culture industry. Since the first film in 1977, its presence in television, shops and merchandising objects has been constant. Bullion coins were not going to be less: the New Zealand Mint reached an agreement with Disney to create a series of coins featuring the most characteristic characters of the franchise: Darth Vader, the Stormtroopers, Poe Dameron...
The protagonist of this coin is one of the favourite villains: Dath Vader, the former Jedi who let himself be darkened by rage and anger and ended up becoming one of the bosses of the Intergalactic Empire.
Anakin Skywalker, the real name of the man behind the suit, is on the cross of the coin. The outer face is made up of small, wide rectangular lines arranged in a regular pattern around the edge of the coin. On the background is the symbol of the Empire in bas-relief. Occupying the left side of the coin is the protagonist, who seems to radiate from the outside and appears to be wielding his lightsaber with both hands.
On the cross is Ian Rank-Broadley's design of Queen Elizabeth II, with a flat background featuring her name, the place where the coins were minted, their face value ($2) and year of mintage, and in the centre, the Queen's face, in which the contrast between the straightness of the crown and the wavy lines of her hair is particularly striking.
The New Zealand Mint Star Wars series is a great opportunity for fans of the saga to start collecting bullion coins and benefit from the goodness of precious metals. With it, you can decorate your home with your favourite characters and also acquire safe haven value - you can complete it at the best price thanks to your trusted coin shop!
The Darth Vader coin was minted in 2020 with 99,999% pure silver, weighs 31,1035 grams, has a diameter of 40 millimetres and a thickness of 2,97.