Han Solo in Carbonite Silver Coins from NZ Mint

New Zealand Mint have released two new legal tender (in Niue) coins based on Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, as seen in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. You can buy the ill-fated smuggler in either 1oz silver or 3oz silver versions – both have a limited mintage of 5,000 units.

[These unique pure silver coins are] engraved with one of the greatest heroes of the Rebellion, Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. The coins have been shaped like a bar to accommodate a full-length version of the frozen Han as he appeared in the 1980 movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. An antique finish has been applied to enhance the detail.

Officially licensed and legal tender, you will find the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Lucasfilm copyright on the opposite side of the coin. Both coins also have an antique finish to enhance the detail.

Each coin arrives nestled in black velvet inside a Star Wars™-branded box. A window in the box allows easy display of this magnificent memento. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided on the reverse of the box along with the serial number for the coin inside.