In celebration of the movie release Star Wars: The Force Awakens, NZ Mint started an officially licensed fine silver collectible coin collection. The collection features coloured illustrations of key characters appearing in the movie; the first three coins showing Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and Rey. NZ Mint has now added to this collection with three new coins featuring Finn, Poe Dameron and BB-8:
- Finn (FN-2187) was trained since birth to serve the First Order as a Stormtrooper, but a skirmish on Jakku awakened his conscience and drove him down a different path, one that proved both heroic and dangerous. He helped Poe Dameron escape the First Order – picking up the nickname Finn in doing so – and then sought his own freedom alongside Rey and BB-8.
- Poe Dameron is a commander in the Resistance’s Starfighter Corps and one of Leia Organa’s most-trusted operatives. The son of a rebel fighter pilot and a rebel commando, Poe grew up on stories of Alliance campaigns. A decorated X-wing pilot, he can fly anything – which is fortunate given how often his headstrong nature leads him into trouble.
- Loyal astromech Droid, BB-8 accompanied Poe Dameron on many missions for the Resistance, helping keep his X-wing in working order. When Poe’s mission to Jakku ended with his capture by the First Order, BB-8 fled into the desert with a vital clue to the location of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
The coin design shows an engraved image of each character set against a colourful background scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These impressive coins come presented in a Star Wars branded and stylized coin packaging, making them an ideal gift for any fan.
In addition to the coloured illustrations of key characters, NZ Mint has also released the R2-D2 coin
- The stunningly engraved R2-D2 1 oz Silver Coin features R2-D2 being sold by the Jawas to Luke Skywalker and his step-uncle Owen Lars in Star Wars: A New Hope.
With a limited worldwide mintage of only 10,000 of each coin, don’t delay and start, or add, to your collection today.
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