2020 Niue Star Wars Darth Vader 1 oz Gold BU
Returning for the sixth release in the series, Niue announces the 2020 Niue Star Wars Darth Vader 1 oz Gold bullion coin! Licensed by Lucasfilm, this 2020 Gold edition follows the same bold contrast of polished frosted elements and brilliant luster as the previous Darth Vader releases. The fine variances between each of them have made this series a favorite among collectors.
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 overall presence that comes to mind? Vader is completely enveloped within rich black, 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 2020 Niue Star Wars Darth Vader 1 oz Gold BU coin is quite striking! As with the previous three editions, the reverse features a bold silhouette that relies on the concealment of details to create the overwhelming power of Vader’s presence. In broad blunt strokes his helmet, face covering, breastplate, and lightsaber completely dominate the scene. The mix of frosted and brilliant lusters add definition to each aspect of the featured image.
The Imperial logo fills the background, which is superimposed on the left by the right-facing profile of Darth Vader. Both of his hands grasp his lightsaber in an attack stance. The lightsaber flashes with a brilliant, polished finish that extends to the rim. Inscriptions at the top rim includes “1 oz . 9999 Fine Gold” and the Lucasfilm Ltd copyright. The distinctive 4-star New Zealand Mint NZM mintmark is also displayed.
This is the fourth release in the officially licensed Lucasfilms Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber bullion coin series. Highly limited mintage of only 1,000 worldwide distribution. Go BOLD and secure your desired quantity today!
- 2020 Niue Star Wars Darth Vader 1 oz Gold BU.
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of .9999 fine gold.
- Very limited total mintage of 1,000.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the year and 250 dollars 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, contrasting against the satin matte finish.