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Jedi Temple Archives alert us to the fact the highly popular Star Wars Poster Coin Collection from the New Zealand Mint will be continuing in 2018.

2018 POSTER COIN: STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACEAVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM TODAY!

This first story in the chronology had to set up characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO who (we already knew) would become more interesting with the passage of time. Indeed, Anakin is just a fresh-faced young boy in this movie, nothing akin to the menacing Darth Vader.

And sixteen years on technological advancements meant the film could integrate real characters and digital ones, real landscapes and imaginary places — the scope of scenes were no longer limited by budgets. Filmmakers could show us just about anything they could imagine. As such, this first film did not disappoint, being nominated for three OSCARS®—Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Sound Effects.

In celebration of the film, this 1oz fine silver collectible coin has been officially licensed by Disney. Its dazzling design incorporates both colour and engraving. The coin is also cleverly presented in a perspex holder designed to frame the coin and allow for easy display. The serialised Certificate of Authenticity sits within the packaging, and both are Star Wars themed to complement the coin. Previous Star Wars poster coins have been in hot demand so don’t miss out and add this one to your collection!