In celebration of the movie release Star Wars: The Force Awakens, NZ Mint started an officially licensed fine silver collectible coin collection. The collection features coloured illustrations of key characters appearing in the movie; the first three coins showing Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and Rey. NZ Mint has now added to this collection with three new coins featuring Finn, Poe Dameron and BB-8:
- Finn (FN-2187) was trained since birth to serve the First Order as a Stormtrooper, but a skirmish on Jakku awakened his conscience and drove him down a different path, one that proved both heroic and dangerous. He helped Poe Dameron escape the First Order – picking up the nickname Finn in doing so – and then sought his own freedom alongside Rey and BB-8.
- Poe Dameron is a commander in the Resistance’s Starfighter Corps and one of Leia Organa’s most-trusted operatives. The son of a rebel fighter pilot and a rebel commando, Poe grew up on stories of Alliance campaigns. A decorated X-wing pilot, he can fly anything – which is fortunate given how often his headstrong nature leads him into trouble.
- Loyal astromech Droid, BB-8 accompanied Poe Dameron on many missions for the Resistance, helping keep his X-wing in working order. When Poe’s mission to Jakku ended with his capture by the First Order, BB-8 fled into the desert with a vital clue to the location of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
The coin design shows an engraved image of each character set against a colourful background scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These impressive coins come presented in a Star Wars branded and stylized coin packaging, making them an ideal gift for any fan.
With a limited worldwide mintage of only 10,000 of each coin, don’t delay and start, or add, to your collection today.
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