Posted by Jeremy on September 29, 2017 at 12:01 AM CST

The cool T-47 snowspeeder is the fifth Star Wars Ship to be added to our Ships coin collection. This unique limited edition coin features part of the design blueprint for the snowspeeder.

The Rebel Alliance actually modified T-47 airspeeders to become snowspeeders. The T-47 airspeeder is a small, wedge-shaped craft with two forward-facing laser cannons. In its rear arc is a harpoon gun fitted with a heavy-duty tow cable. The snowspeeder is a two-man vessel, with a pilot and rear-facing tailgunner. It took some Rebel ingenuity to create these fast flying conveyances for patrol and defence of their hidden base on Hoth, and to keep the crippling cold from permanently grounding them!

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Rogue Group, led by Commander Luke Skywalker, pilots the snowspeeders against Imperial AT-AT walkers during the Battle of Hoth. When the snowspeeders blasters prove ineffective the Rebel pilots turn to tripping the walkers with the snowspeeders' harpoons and tow cables.

This 1oz silver coin comes presented in a high-quality inner coin case and Star Wars branded outer packaging. The uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity sits within the coin case. With worldwide availability limited of 10,000 coins, hurry to get yours today!

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