May the Fourth Be with Your Coins! Star Wars Coins Certified by NGC

Posted on 5/3/2022

Characters from the beloved science-fiction franchise, including “Baby Yoda,” have appeared on collectible coins.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… that immortal phrase opens “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” the first movie in the groundbreaking science-fiction franchise. The entertainment universe created by George Lucas ultimately led to the birth of a new holiday in 2011. Star Wars Day is now held annually on May the Fourth (chosen because of its similarity to a popular phrase among the heroic Jedi: “May the Force Be with You.”).

Inspired by the success of the films, several countries struck special coins that feature Star Wars characters. Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) has certified thousands of these popular coins.

A Tuvalu 2012 1 Kilogram Silver $30 coin celebrates the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of “A New Hope.”  Featuring an image inspired by one of the original movie posters, the coin colorfully displays Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and other prominent characters who have become household names for fans.

Tuvalu 2012 1 Kilogram Silver $30 - Star Wars 35th Anniversary graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo
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Making his on-screen debut in the “Star Wars Holiday Special” (1978), the deadly bounty hunter Boba Fett became a fan favoritewhich resulted in the franchise bringing him back in the recent Disney+ TV series “The Mandalorian.” In 2022, Niue released a Chibi Star Wars series, including a Silver $2 Boba Fett coin. The chibi style, marked by its short, distorted caricatures, is a favorite art form in Japan.

Niue 2022 Chibi Series Silver $2 Boba Fett graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo
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Debuting in 2019, “The Mandalorian” is a space western that follows Din Djarin, a Mandalorian bounty hunter, who travels throughout the galaxy. This Niue 2021 Silver $2 shows the titular character in an action stance, reminiscent of many of the heart-pounding episodes.

Niue 2021 Silver $2 - The Mandalorian graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo
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“The Mandalorian” also showcased the wildly popular character named Grogu (also known in the show as “The Child” and nicknamed “Baby Yoda” by fans). Although biologically 50 years old, Grogu seems to have the attributes of a toddler. He was last seen reunited with Din Djarin at the conclusion of “The Book of Boba Fett.” This Niue 2022 Silver $2 – Grogu in Pod displays the adorable child in his transportation pod, as seen in the show.

Niue 2022 Silver $2 - Grogu in Pod graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo
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