The heroic, frustrating and lovable pair of Han Solo™ and Chewbacca™ are inseparable again on their own Star Wars: A New Hope Silver Coin Note.
The fifth in the series, this note is made from 5g of pure silver, and coloured and engraved with images of the two characters ready to defend themselves. The note also features the movie's logo.
Han Solo™, along with his loyal friend and co-pilot, Chewbacca™, is hired by Obi-Wan Kenobi™ and Luke Skywalker™ to provide passage to Alderaan™ in Han's starship, the Millennium Falcon™. On the trip, it becomes clear that Han doesn't believe in The Force™, saying, "There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny."
After rescuing Princess Leia from the Death Star™, Han collects a reward and plans to leave – a decision that disappoints his new friends. However, with Luke about to be blasted by Darth Vader™ during the Battle of Yavin™, Han and Chewie return in the Millennium Falcon to clear the TIE fighters™ off Luke's tail, enabling him to destroy the dreaded Death Star.
The obverse contains the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is legal tender in Niue. Each silver coin note is printed with its unique number in the mintage and is presented in a protective sleeve which includes details of the note's authenticity.
The Han Solo & Chewbacca note is one of the six that make up the Star Wars: A New Hope Collection which also includes Luke Skywalker™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™, Princess Leia™, R2-D2™ & C-3PO™, and Darth Vader™.
|Country Of Issue||Niue|
|Diameter (mm)||150 x 70|