Bid on these Coins You Must

Since this week contains May 4th (better rendered as “May the Fourth”), a day specially honored by countless Star Wars fans, it seems only fitting that our May Ancient & World Collectors Choice Online Auction (CCO) features a number of coins honoring this classic movie franchise. The tiny island nation of Niue is rather well known for its extensive commemorative coin series, with a disparate array of pop culture themes well represented. The Star Wars franchise has had a fairly longstanding relationship with Niue, with coins touching upon various aspects of the movies dating back to 2011.

Within our May CCO, two such types celebrate the characters Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi, each with three coins. Solo’s coins, a gold ounce and 1/4 ounce, and a silver ounce, display the scene at which this character is frozen in carbonite at the end of Episode V—“The Empire Strikes Back.” Meanwhile, Kenobi’s coins (also the same breakdown in size and composition), capture his hooded countenance with lightsaber drawn—an image taken from Episode IV—“A New Hope.” For fans of this series, these coins offer a great opportunity for something completely different within the world of numismatics. Look for these six coins, as well as the rest of our CCO, on our website now, and be sure to place your bids, lest we find your lack of participation disturbing.

To view our upcoming auction schedule and future offerings, please visit where you may register and participate in this and other forthcoming sales.

We are always seeking coins, medals, and paper money for our future auctions, and are currently accepting submissions for our August 2023 Global Showcase auction and our fall Hong Kong auction. Additionally, we are accepting submissions for our Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auctions, the next of which (for which we are accepting consignments) will be in September 2023. If you would like to learn more about consigning, whether a singular item or an entire collection, please contact one of our consignment directors today and we will assist you in achieving the best possible return on your material.

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