After Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, comes another quarter-ounce gold coin, inspired by the fifth episode of the space saga Star Wars subtitled The Empire Strikes Back. Its motive is none other, than the mentor of Jedi Order - Master Yoda.
Yoda character is a confirmation of the saying "size does not matter." At the first sight he is a small and kind old man leaning on his stick, who could not hurt a fly, and whose canniness equals perhaps only with his wisdom. In reality, however, he is also an unbeatable warrior and strategist, and his lightsaber has solve the same amount of a galactic conflicts, as his diplomatic skills. Thanks to his longevity was Yoda at most major events, that affected the Star Wars universe. He was there, when Anakin Skywalker became a member of the Order of the Jedi Knights, has served as a general in the Clone Wars, and vainly tried to prevent the Emperor Palpatine in obtaining the unlimited power.
His life's greatest tragedy was the downfall of the Republic and the return of the Sith Lords guided by the destruction of his beloved Order. In hope, that the light side of the Force could again find its place in the sun, Yoda has chosen exile on the inhospitable planet Dagobah. A renewed hope actually came in the form of Luke Skywalker, to whom Master Yoda became a teacher.
The reverse of the gold commemorative coin shows Yoda at the twilight of his life, when training his last Padawan somewhere in the impenetrable swamps. The obverse belongs to the attributes of the issuer NIUE ISLAND: the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II., the nominal value of 25 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2016. Behind the artistic design of the coin is the design team of New Zealand Mint.
Each coin is accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity, adorned with the symbol of the Rebel Alliance and is stored in a wooden box, equipped with a special mechanism allowing an elegant exposure.