Star Wars is an American epic movie franchise centred on a film series created originally by George Lucas in 1977. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as "far, far away" in the distant past, and portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart.
The first film in the series, Star Wars , was released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It has since been followed by five additional Episodes, with the seventh due to be released in 2015. All six Star Wars films have been nominated for or won Academy Awards, and all were huge box office successes; making Star Wars one of the highest-grossing film series ever.
Darth Vader’s appearances span all six Star Wars films, as one of the most important character in the Star Wars universe.
Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of the Emperor - the evil Darth Sidious - for decades, enforcing his Master’s will and seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. But there was still good in him…
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* Struck from 99.99% pure Proof Gold
* First Coin in the Star Wars Classic Series
* The 2016 Star Wars: Darth Vader 1/4 oz. Gold Proof has an extremely limited mintage of only 1,000!
This impressive Star Wars Classic fine Gold coin release features one of the most iconic characters from the series, Darth Vader. This Darth Vader 1/4 oz. gold coin shows a dramatically illustrated iconic Star Wars moment, when Darth Vader first appears in Episode IV: A New Hope. The Sith Lord is engraved in fine relief, while behind him two Storm Troopers stand at attention.
Issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date and the monetary denomination.
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