'Chewie, we're home' with the new Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

Officially licensed Star Wars collectible coins offered exclusively at CIBC

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 unconventional lightsaber.
  • 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.

About CIBC

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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For further information:

Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, at (416) 784-6699, caroline.vanhasselt@cibc.com

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