The 2022 1 oz Niue Gold Darth Vader Coin is a unique collectible and investment piece for Star Wars fans and coin aficionados alike. Right now, this coin is available to order from GoldClub Direct.
Darth Vader, also known by his birth name Anakin Skywalker, is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise. He is a central character in the original trilogy, appearing in all three movies in 1977, 1980, and 1983. He continued to be a large part of future films, which highlighted his character arc from being a powerful hero with the Jedis to turning to the Dark side and becoming a powerful Sith Lord and a member of the Galactic Empire, serving as the right-hand man of Emperor Palpatine. His character arc ends with redemption as he sacrifices himself to help his son, Luke Skywalker, defeat Emperor Palpatine.
Vader is known for his distinctive black armor and helmet, which conceals his disfigured face and artificial respiratory system. He is a highly skilled lightsaber duelist, and uses the Force to enhance his physical abilities and impose his will on others. Despite his fearsome reputation, Vader struggles with his inner conflict between the light and dark sides of the Force. Darth Vader is one of the most iconic movie villains of all time, and his legacy is acknowledged with the 2022 1 oz Niue Gold Darth Vader Coin.
Each Darth Vader coin contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold and will arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This release has an extremely limited mintage of only 250 coins by the New Zealand Mint. The coin will ship in individual plastic capsules. Every 1 oz Darth Vader coin has a face value of $250 (NZD), however, the coin is not meant to be used in circulation.
The obverse face of the 2022 1 oz Niue Gold Darth Vader Coin features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, as New Zealand is part of the British Commonwealth. The Queen is depicted in right-profile relief, with the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “2022” and “250 DOLLARS” surrounding the portrait.
The reverse face highlights Darth Vader. There are two portraits of Darth Vader, one in the foreground and one in the background. In the foreground, Darth Vader wields a lightsaber as he stands ready for battle. The Darth Vader featured in the background stands ominously with the inscription “VADER” written down his chest. The specifications of the coin are inscribed around the rim of the design.