Collectible 2016 Star Wars-Themed Coin Features Rey

by Darrin Lee Unser on April 19, 2016 · 2 comments

Celebrating the recent movie mega-blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Perth Mint of Australia is selling a new silver coin portraying one of its main characters. Now available is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Rey 1 oz Silver Coin.

2016 Rey Silver Coin

2016 Rey 1 oz. Silver Coin

Shown on the reverse (tails side) are colorized and sculpted likenesses of actress Daisy Ridley as she appeared in her portrayal of Rey in the movie. This officially licensed coin is in collector proof finish and has a limited mintage of 10,000.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the movie franchise. Since its release in December of 2015, The Force Awakens has earned over $2 billion worldwide.

Rey Silver Coin Design and Specifications

Three images of Rey can be seen on the reverse side of the silver coin. The two to the right show the actress in color with the left image sculpted. STAR WARS appears centered and below along with 1 OZ 999 SILVER and © & ™ LUCASFILM LTD.

These coins are issued by the New Zealand Mint and struck as legal tender of the Pacific island of Niue. Accordingly, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse (heads side) of each coin. Inscriptions around the effigy read ELIZABETH II, NIUE, TWO DOLLARS and 2016.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Rey Coin Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (NIUE) 2
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 10,000

 

A slimline perspex coin case and Star Wars-themed outer coin packaging accompanies each purchase.

Ordering

The 2016 Rey 1 oz Silver Coin may be ordered directly from www.perthmint.com.au, with the following affiliate link going to the coin’s product page. Pricing is AUS $117.27 or about US $91.40.

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Seth Riesling April 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm

The designs of 2 other coins in this series were released by the Perth Mint the other day, while the last 3 coin designs in this series will be released later to build up suspense! Great marketing just like at the RCM.

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling April 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

The Royal Canadian Mint started offering this 6-coin Star Wars (TM) silver coin series last week as single coins or a full 6-coim subscription. The first 3 coin designs (Rey, Kylo Ren, & Captain Phasma have been released & the last 3 designs will be unveiled at a later date.) All are colorized & limited to 10,000 coins.

-NumisDudeTX

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