The limited edition Star Wars™ coins are only available in Canada through CIBC
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is thrilled to be the exclusive bank in Canada distributing the officially licensed new Star Wars™ collectible Silver coins to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in this epic space adventure film franchise.
"As the excitement builds toward the December 18th release date of the film, I wouldn't wait too long to order a coin because there's only a limited number available," says Vineet Malhotra, Managing Director and Head, Alternate and Retail Solutions Group, CIBC. "Each coin has a limited mintage of only 10,000 worldwide. For sci-fi fans of any age or coin collectors, they are the perfect holiday season gifts."
The coins feature many of the exciting new characters in next month's new film.
Each coin is 1 oz. of fine silver and comes presented in Star Wars™ themed packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity from the New Zealand Mint. Priced at C$119.99 each, they can be ordered at any CIBC branch or online.
- Darth Vader - now available
The coin face captures the moment of Darth Vader's appearance in the 1977 release of Star Wars: A New Hope.
- Kylo Ren - now available
Wearing a fearsome mask, this dark warrior, a new Star Wars™ character, is strong with the Force. Kylo Ren commands First Order missions with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber.
- Captain Phasma - now available
Clad in distinctive metallic armour, this new Star Wars™ character Captain Phasma commands the First Order's legions of Troopers.
- Rey - to be released in December
This coin features a high-impact image of another new Star Wars™ character Rey, who hails from a desert planet called Jakku and lives in a ship graveyard. She is a self-sufficient and solitary survivor, toughened from a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the desert.
- Han Solo - to be released in December
This coin face captures the face of Han Solo frozen in carbonite as in the 1980 release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
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
Image with caption: "Kylo Ren - 1 oz pure Silver coin depicts the dark warrior making his debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151118_C9329_PHOTO_EN_44457.jpg
Image with caption: "Rey - 1 oz pure Silver coin features a new exciting Star Wars™ character. (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151118_C9329_PHOTO_EN_44458.jpg
Image with caption: "Clad in distinctive metallic armour, this new Star Wars™ character Captain Phasma commands the First Order's legions of Troopers. (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151118_C9329_PHOTO_EN_44459.jpg
Image with caption: "Inside the box display of the Darth Vader silver coin. (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151118_C9329_PHOTO_EN_44461.jpg
Image with caption: "This 1 oz pure Silver Darth Vader coin captures his appearance in the 1977 release of Star Wars: A New Hope. (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151118_C9329_PHOTO_EN_44462.jpg
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