Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set
Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set
Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set for Each Android
There is a Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set available at the Royal Mint for each of the three popular androids, BB-8, R2D2, and C-3PO. Technically, these sets contain medals, not coins, since they are not currency. The Royal Mint calls them Stamp and Medal Covers.
These are cards, with eight cancelled British stamps, and a window containing a medal featuring one of the androids. The medals have appropriate images on both sides. There is no side of the medals that feature Queen Elizabeth II, nor is there any denomination.
The Stamps of the Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set
Star Wars Themed Stamps
The stamps in the sets are an eight stamp sheet of Star Wars characters. While there are three different medallions, the eight stamps are identical in each set. They are arranged in two rows of four stamps each, and have been carefully hand cancelled. The characters in the top row, from left to right, are Maz Kanata, Chewbacca, Supreme Leader Snoke, and Porg. The bottom row, from left to right, contains stamps of BB-8, R2D2, C-3PO, and K-2SO.
The Medals of the Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set
Star Wars Android Medals
There are three different androids used, and each is available in two different metals.
The specifications for the silver medal versions of the Star Wars Stamp and Coin Cover include numbered editions limited to seven hundred fifty each. The card is embellished with silver foil. The silver medal is minted in 0.925 Sterling silver, and weighs 28.28 grams. The finish is the highly desired proof finish.
The specifications for the base metal version of the Star Wars Stamp and Coin Cover include a cupro-nickel metal. The medal is minted with a limit of fifteen thousand, and embedded in a numbered card. The finish is brilliant uncirculated, and the weight of each medal is 28.28 grams.
All of these Stamp and Coin Covers contain the same eight cancelled stamps arranged in the same order. A stamp collector can obtain the entire set of stamps with one, base metal set, or even a set with no medal. A coin collector, or a Star Wars collector might want one of each android, or possibly all six.
The Medal Designs of the Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set
The Two Sides of the Medals
The obverse of the R2D2 medal shows the android. The reverse shows the scene where Princess Leia inserts the plans for the Death Star into R2D2. The stamp cancellation is the star Llanfyrnach.
The obverse of the C-3PO medal shows C-3PO standing in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, and the reverse shows C-3PO being repaired by Luke Skywalker. The stamp cancellation is the star Clenrothes.
The obverse of the BB-8 medal shows the android on the Millennium Falcon, and the reverse shows the Android following Rey on Jakku. The stamp cancellation is the star Winscombe.
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