If you’re looking for more than just toys to commemorate the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” this December, then you might be interested in what New Zealand Mint has to offer. The company had added “Rogue One” coins to their expanding “Star Wars” collection. The two coins feature the film’s Rebellion and Empire forces, rendered in color on one side while a traditional $2 silver coin resides on the other.
The Rebel coin features a full-color image of the film’s cast, including Jyn Erso, Captain Andor, K-2SO, Baze Malbus, Chirrut Imwe and the aliens Pao and Bistan. The Empire coin features Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Orson Krennic front and center with a squad of Death Troopers and stormtroopers flanking him. Each silver coin is shows a Queen Elizabeth II 2 dollar mark on the flip side.
Each coin is priced at $80 US and includes a certificate of authenticity and a display case for showing off the item. Each coin is also limited to a run of 10,000 coins. Below you can see images of the coins as well as stats.
- Coin Collection: Star Wars: Rogue One
- Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Coin Weight: 1 Troy oz
- Coin Finish: Proof/Coloured
- Coin Diameter: 40mm
- Coin Edge: Milled
- Coin Denomination: $2
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Coin Mintage: 10,000
- Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Country of Issue: Niue
Set outside of the main sequel trilogy that began with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One” is set just before 1977’s “Star Wars” and details the Rebel plot to steal the Death Star plans from the Empire. Directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, “Rogue One” stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens on December 16.
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