This 1 oz silver coin, issued by New Zealand Mint, is the twelfth release in the hugely popular Star Wars Classics coin series.
The obverse of this Proof quality 99.9% silver coin features ruthless Sith warrior Darth Maul. One of the most enduringly popular and iconic characters to emerge from The Phantom Menace, the villainous Maul is perhaps most famous for his deadly double-bladed lightsabre, a weapon which he wielded with brutal efficiency.
Clashing with a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, Maul's fairly brief screentime nevertheless secured his position in Star Wars canon as one of its top villains.
The coin is beautifully detailed, effortlessly capturing the character's distinctive horns and facial tattoos.
The reverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, ELIZABETH II, NIUE, TWO DOLLARS, and 2018.
The coin is housed in a sleek Star Wars branded case, and arrives in Star Wars themed packaging.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
Released in 1977, George Lucas' Star Wars was the unexpected hit that changed the face of film forever. Grossing $775 million during its original release, the film was a hit on a scale no one could have predicted. 40 years later, the original trilogy has inspired sequels, prequels, spin-offs, novels, games, and comics, and Luke Skywalker and co. are still enthralling audiences everywhere.