Island Issues Star Wars Coins

The tiny island of Niue in the Pacific Ocean with a population of just 1,400, is to produce a limited edition of coins based on the Star Wars characters. The island is close to New Zealand. In fact, the island use New Zealand currency and they will be producing the silver plated collector’s coins for the island.

According to Chris Kirkness, who works for the New Zealand Mint;

“You wouldn’t want to go and spend them because they’re only worth $2, but the value is much more than that. No one is going to go buy an ice-cream with them. Traditionally, who would buy these would be coin collectors, but this product opens up the market as a gift product and for enthusiasts of Star Wars. You know Star Wars if you’re seven or 70.”

Source [Geeky Gadgets]