2017 Niue $5 2-oz Silver Darth Vader Ultra High Relief Proof

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The Fearsome Darth Vader, Captured Forever in Ultra High Relief Silver!

No silver screen foe, worldly or otherworldly, has captured imaginations (and even devoted fans) like the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Often imitated but never duplicated, this embodiment of the Force's dark side loomed large over the original Star Wars trilogy. Originally portrayed as an agent of pure malevolent evil, Vader's back story was slowly revealed over the course of three films -- ultimately revealing his true self in one final compassionate act.

Years later, audiences around the world witnessed Vader's origin story -- how the young Jedi prodigy Anakin Skywalker gave himself to the dark side in order to protect his wife. However, his choice would force him to battle his mentor Obi Wan-Kenobi -- a fight that would result in Skywalker's disfigurement and transformation into the hooded Darth Vader. All told, Vader is one of the most complex and tragic characters ever committed to film, and his legacy still casts its shadow over the Star Wars universe as it continues to expand. Now, Darth Vader is reborn in this gorgeous two-ounce silver proof from the New Zealand Mint, struck in incredible ultra high relief!

  • LIGHTSABER ON, READY TO FIGHT! -- Wearing his signature helmet with his cape flying close behind, Darth Vader is captured on the cusp of battle on this proof's reverse. Subtle colorization adds a beam of terrifying red to Vader's lightsaber.

 

  • STRUCK IN SUPERB ULTRA HIGH RELIEF -- Using the latest in technology guided by decades of skill, the artisans at the New Zealand Mint have struck each proof in ultra high relief -- granting each design with remarkable detail and depth. It's all the result of hand-selected two-ounce planchets of 99.9% fine silver struck multiple times with polished dies. It's more than a silver coin -- it's a lustrous masterpiece!

 

  • OFFICALLY LICENSED NIUE LEGAL TENDER -- Your 2017 proof is officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd. -- a distinction that's stamped right into the coin! In addition, your proof is five dollars legal tender for the island nation of Niue, a fact reflected on the obverse along with Ian Rank-Broadley's profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 

  • PHENOMENAL PACKAGING! -- Each 2017 Silver Darth Vader proof is secured in a stunningly crafted Star Wars-branded case along with a New Zealand Mint-issued certificate of authenticity.

 

  • SOLD OUT AT THE MINT! -- Only 5,000 of these proofs have been minted for a galaxy of Star Wars fanatics. Not only that, but this proof is already sold out on the New Zealand Mint website!

The New Zealand Mint has been issuing amazing Star Wars proofs over the past several years, many becoming fast favorites among collectors. These stellar ultra high relief proofs are already following suit and moving fast. Whether you're looking to grow your collection or score this fan favorite on its own, don't wait before this opportunity disappears as well -- secure your own 2017 Two-Ounce Silver Star Wars Darth Vader Ultra High Relief Proof now!

© Disney Produced in cooperation with S&A Partners, an official licensee of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Year of Issue 2017
Country Niue
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Uncirculated
Relief Type Ultra-High Relief
Denomination 5.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name New Zealand Mint
Coin Weight 62.2 Grams - g
Weight 2 Ounces - oz
Dimensions 40mm
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