Rogue Release

Published January 31, 2024 | 1 min read

By Sydney Stewart

In January the Royal Mint unveiled the fourth coin in its Star Wars series, which began in July 2023. The final design features the rogue duo Han Solo and Chewbacca. The two appear on the reverse with their ship, the Millennium Falcon, in the background and STAR WARS in the foreground. Like the previous issues in the series, this release includes a lenticular feature, which appears above Han Solo and Chewbacca and reveals images of the Millennium Falcon and the Rebel Alliance starbird when the coin is tilted. The obverse features Martin Jenning’s effigy of King Charles III, the denomination, and the year. The fourth design is available in a range of denominations and compositions, including a 50-pence, full-color proof version.

The fourth issue in the Star Wars series from the Royal Mint. (Photo: The Royal Mint)

A version of this article appears in the March 2024 issue of The Numismatist (money.org).