2018 Silver 1 oz Niue Darth Vader Lightsaber (5 Coins)
The third Niue release of the official Star Wars silver bullion coin series is breaking out in a BOLD way! Licensed by Lucasfilm, this 2018 Silver 1 oz Niue Darth Vader Lightsaber coin is going to astound you. Following the same theme of the release, which also featured Vader, this time the stakes are much higher!
No Mere Man!
Darth Vader. What is the first image that enters your mind when you hear that name? Perhaps the helmet? It is one of the most iconic and menacing headgears ever imagined, its brilliant luster is composed of the blackest of all blacks. And its face-covering appears to be formed to conceal something far more than the face of a mere man. Or, is it his entire garb that comes to mind? Vader is completely enveloped within rich, black leather, protected by the breastplate, and draped in a full-length, flowing cape. His stance assumes a command over whatever might dare to oppose him.
Regardless of what strikes you the most, the overall picture is nothing short of terrifying. Add to this his deep, mechanical voice and labored breathing and the experience of having first watched him enter the scene will never be forgotten. Darth Vader is a creation that stands alone in the entire Star Wars universe. Though there are many of the darkside who strikes fear by their mere presence, Vader was the first and shall to the end maintain that space.
Listen to the Sound of Light
And then, there is the lightsaber…listen as it slices through the elemental fabric of the air! Just as there are some images you can’t “un-see,” so there are certain sounds that the memory of which makes the hair on the back of your neck stand to attention. That is what the sound of Darth Vader’s lightsaber produces! You can hear it now, just thinking about it.
Stunning Display of Power
The design of this coin is amazing! The reverse is reminiscent of the 2017 Silver 1 oz Niue Darth Vader inaugural Niue release of the Lucasfilm Star Wars coin series. This new 2018 release features a masterful mix of satin matte finishes and brilliant polished highlights bringing to life the subject’s primary focus. Darth Vader wields his lightsaber in all the dark power upon which he draws. The bright, polished finish is very prominent on the lightsaber and highlights Vader’s image. The Imperial logo fills the background, which is superimposed on the right by the left-facing profile of Darth Vader. In his hand, his lightsaber flashes with a brilliant, polished finish that extends to the rim. Inscriptions at the lower left rim includes “1 oz . 999 Fine Silver” and the Lucasfilm Ltd copyright. The distinctive 4-star New Zealand Mint mark is also displayed.
- 2018 Silver 1 oz Niue Darth Vader Lightsaber (5 Coins).
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Limited total mintage of 250,000.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features a menacing close-up of Darth Vader wielding his lightsaber, with the Imperial logo filling the background.
- Stunning, polished-finish highlighting key aspects of the design, set against a satin matte background.