“Star Wars” Appearing On Currency & In Porn

The force is obviously with the South Pacific island state of Niue, which will feature a special Star Wars set of 40 coins containing pictures of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and various other Star Wars characters on its national currency, the New Zealand dollar. Niue, a state of just 1400 people, is hoping the coins will attract collectors and investors worldwide to boost government revenue.

A set of four contains one ounce of silver, however, not all of the coins will be silver; some cheaper silver-plated metal options available too. Produced by the New Zealand Mint, these coins are apparently a shoo-in for success.

“Traditionally, who would buy these would be coin collectors, but this product opens up the market as a gift product and for enthusiasts of Stars Wars,” says Chris Kirkness of the New Zealand Mint. “You know Star Wars if you’re seven or 70.”

The characters will appear in color, with the traditional image of the Queen (of England, not the Empire) on the flipside.

Anyway, also out next month — just in time for the official Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Complete Trilogy — is Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody. The adult film purveyors over at Vivid Entertainment.

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