Queen Amidala Chibi Silver Coin from NZ Mint

Queen Amidala, from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, is the 16th coin in the Star Wars Chibi series of legal tender silver coins from NZ Mint (check out our full coverage of this series here). As with the preceding Fennec Shand coin, a variation exists for this release, with a second version of the coin being available in premium packaging – the first 5% of the mintage (numbers 1-100) will be made available as an authenticated Premium Number Selection and packaged in a secure, click-close acrylic display case.

This majestic Star Wars collectible is placed inside a specially designed case moulded to the coin’s shape, for protection. As legal tender, the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is found on the obverse of the coin.

A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the box along with confirmation of the coin’s unique number in the limited mintage of only 2,000. The box includes a large window, so the coin can be easily displayed, and is printed with more images of Queen Amidala.

Officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd, this fabulous coin for the hopeful and courageous leader, and mother to Luke and Leia, is bound to be sought after.

You can read our 2017 interview with Brent Hindman, head of sales and marketing at NZ Mint, to glimpse behind the scenes of their design and manufacturing processes related to the NZ Mint Star Wars coin collections, and check out all of our NZ Mint coverage under the NZ Mint tag.