Why purchase this Niue $2 Star Wars Ships: Star Destroyer GEM Proof?
The second release of the New Zealand Mint's series celebrating the magnificent fictional ships of the Star Wars films features the flagship of the Imperial Fleet, the Star Destroyer. The 40 mm diameter 2017 colorized proof is struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver for the nation of Niue, with a mintage limited to 10,000 coins.
Technically detailed Star Destroyer illustration
The reverse depicts the Star Destroyer, in a manner similar to an architect's blueprint drawing, showing a large view of the ship from overhead, along with a smaller, labeled view of the ship's multiple engines and shield generator. Inscribed "STAR DESTROYER" below, with "1 oz 999 FINE SILVER," and the Lucasfilm trademark curving above.
The obverse features artist Ian Rank-Broadley's classic rendition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the legend "ELIZABETH II," "NIUE," "TWO DOLLARS" and "2017."
Impressive GEM Proof in original Government packaging
This 2017 Niue $2 Star Wars Ships: Star Destroyer 1 oz. Colorized Silver Proof includes a Certificate of Authenticity; presented in the original packaging from the New Zealand Mint, a Star Wars: Star Destroyer branded case which angles open for display, with outer protective box. The uncirculated GEM Proof is superbly struck with a remarkable combination of frosted, mirrored and colorized finishes, with characteristics similar to a coin earning a grade of 65 or above on the Sheldon Scale.
Add this 2017 Star Destroyer Proof to your collection of Star Wars-themed memorabilia!
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Mint:||New Zealand Mint|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Star Destroyer|