The legendaryStar Warsfranchise built its immense legacy on a rollicking adventure and a blend of high-quality visual design and special effects, especially its evocative character designs. A famous example of the latter is Darth Maul, the deadly Sith Lord who debuted in The Phantom Menace,who blended menacing visuals with inspired stunt choreography to create some of the most universally-praised moments in that film. He’s now commemorated by the 2022 Niue Chibi Darth Maul Shaped 1 oz Silver Coin on offer from Provident Metals.
TheStar Warsuniverse is fun and playful even when its characters are scary, as we can see in the pure silver and playful Chibi caricature style with the 2022 Niue Chibi Darth Maul Shaped Silver Coin. Provident Metals ships this item in a Star Wars-branded display box with a Certificate of Authenticity that verifies each coin’s unique number in the mintage.
A classic profile portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II appears on the coin’s obverse side, confirming it as legal tender of Niue despite its shape. This is accompanied by the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “2022” and “2 Dollars,” as well as verification of the coin’s silver content and a trademark and copyright of Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Darth Maul comprises the coin’s reverse side, colorized and sculpted in the Japanese-inspired Chibi or “big head” style of caricature that emphasizes his malevolent gaze and visually-riveting facial tattoos.
Darth Maul made his first appearance inStar WarsEpisode I:The Phantom Menace,the first of the “prequel films” that George Lucas embarked upon after the completion of the originalStar Warsfilm trilogy. Even though fan opinions of the film were mixed, the character who was most consistently a fan favorite was Maul, a menacing Sith Lord who bristled with feral energy and terrifying martial skill. Brought to life by stunt man, actor, and martial artist Ray Park, Maul squared off with the Jedi Knights in lightsaber duels that elevated the form, establishing new benchmarks for action choreography in the franchise. So irresistible was this character to subsequent writing teams and fans that he returned from his apparent death at the end of that movie to make further television appearances, and his pivotal role made him a natural subject for a New Zealand MintStarWars-themed silver collectible.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||New Zealand Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||4.8 x 3 x 1.7|