The New Zealand Mint celebrates multiple iconic moments and characters in the vastStar Warsfranchise with beautifully sculpted commemorative coins. One of the most powerful and memorable such moments was the capture and freezing of roguish Rebellion hero Han Solo by the evil forces of the Galactic Empire, the subject of the 2022 Antique Niue Han Solo in Carbonite 3 oz Silver Coin now available from Provident Metals.
The 2022 Antique Niue Han Solo in Carbonite Silver Coin shows off its details with a beautiful antique finish and an extraordinary bar-shaped design. Provident Metals ships this item to you in a themed display box with a window, nestled in black velvet and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity that specifies its unique number in the limited mintage. It comes fully insured against even the remotest chance of loss or damage.
An image of Han Solo encased in carbonite comprises the coin’s obverse side. It’s a miniaturized match of the original movie prop which was created from a combined cast of Harrison Ford’s face and body double Alan Harris’ arms, legs, and torso.
The reverse features a classic profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “Ten Dollars,” and “2022.” It confirms the coin’s purity as “3 oz 999 Fine Silver” and carries Lucasfilm Ltd.’s trademark and copyright.
The Galactic Empire, the planet-destroying villains of the firstStar Warsfilm, became an even more vivid and personal menace for the heroes inThe Empire Strikes Back,and the capture of Han Solo was a perfect example of the sequel’s more intimate take on evil. As the Empire plotted to capture young Jedi-in-training Luke Skywalker, it first used his friend Han as bait and then as a test subject for freezing in carbonite, a dangerous form of suspended animation. The cliffhanger ending of the movie built excitement for its climactic follow-up with Return of the Jedi.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||New Zealand Mint|
|Metal Content||3 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||Star Wars|