Star Wars Millennium Falcon coin revealed by Royal Mint

A LONG time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Or at the Royal Mint right now, a little bit of Star Wars has landed.

The Millennium Falcon has landed on an official UK coin this month, as The Royal Mint unveiled its latest collectable Star Wars coins and bullion bars.

Following the success of its first Star Wars coin series, Series 2 is dedicated to the franchise’s iconic vehicles.

Designed by Ffion Gwillim, the first coin is the series depicts the infamous Millennium Falcon, one of the most recognised and celebrated vehicles in the Star Wars galaxy.

It features a unique lenticular feature, depicting a silhouette of the Millennium Falcon and the Rebel Alliance ‘Starbird’ symbol.

The Royal Mint Millennium Falcon 50p. Picture: Royal Mint

The Royal Mint Millennium Falcon 50p. Picture: Royal Mint

Lenticulars reveal symbols as they are tilted in the light, created using an advanced picosecond laser.

Other coins launching in 2024 will feature a TIE Fighter, X-Wing, and Death Star II.

Rebecca Morgan, director of commemorative coin at The Royal Mint, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the Star Wars franchise’s numismatic return with a series of coins dedicated to its iconic vehicles.

“We are excited to enthuse new and existing coin collectors across the world and capture the imaginations of Star Wars’ thriving fan base.”

In time for Star Wars Day – May 4 – fans will also be able get their hands on The Royal Mint’s first bullion bars inspired by the Star Wars galaxy.

The two-part series of minted investment bullion-bars feature comic-style illustrations, including the heroic Jedi and the sinister Sith.

Available in fine gold and silver editions, the first design features three legendary forces of good – Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo.

Andrew Dickey, director of precious metals at The Royal Mint, said: “The Royal Mint’s launch of the Star Wars bullion bars is particularly exciting as iconic characters of the Skywalker Saga have inspired designs that feature on bullion bars for the very first time.

“The perfect investment for fans of the Star Wars franchise, this unique collection of minted bullion bars provides the ideal avenue for fans to both admire and invest in this iconic brand.”

The Millennium Falcon coin, which comes in a 50p and ounce range, is available to buy from The Royal Mint’s website. Bullion bars are available in 1oz Gold, 1oz Silver and 10oz Silver. Fans can register their interest at

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