Officially licensed Star Wars collectible coins offered exclusively at
TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - With the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie set to open next week, two stunning 1 oz. pure silver coins in the
officially licensed Star Wars™ collection - Han Solo™ and Rey™ -- are now available for purchase exclusively at CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM).
Han Solo is shown frozen in carbonite from the 1980 release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in this silver proof coin.
Rey is a new Star Wars character, who hails from a desert planet called Jakku. Described as a
self-sufficient and solitary survivor, Rey is depicted on this
colourful pure silver proof coin.
Each coin has a $2 denomination and comes presented in high-quality Star Wars™ branded packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity from the exclusive
provider, the New Zealand Mint. They can be ordered at any CIBC branch
or online for C$119.99 each.
"With the mintage for each coin strictly limited to only 10,000
worldwide, just 1,500 coins per character are available in Canada,
making them highly sought-after," says Vineet Malhotra, Managing
Director and Head, Alternate and Retail Solutions, CIBC. "They're the
perfect addition to Stars Wars memorabilia collections and have been
selling amazingly well in anticipation of the movie release."
The other collectible Star Wars™ coins include:
Darth Vader, featuring the moment of his appearance in the 1977 release of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Kylo Ren, a new Star Wars™ character, commands First Order missions with a temper as fiery as his
Captain Phasma, another new Star Wars™ character, is a Chrome trooper working for the new Empire who commands
the First Order's legions of Troopers.
Customers can expect in-branch delivery within three-to-five business
days and home delivery within five-to-seven business days.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theatres in Canada on Dec. 18.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11
million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major
business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and
Capital Markets - CIBC offers a full range of products and services
through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and
offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the
world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC on
our corporate website at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/.
Produced in cooperation with S&A Partners, an Official licensee of
Lucasfilm. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
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Image with caption: "Rey, a new Star Wars character from the desert planet Jakku, is depicted on this colourful pure silver proof coin. (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151209_C9530_PHOTO_EN_44545.jpg
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