Coins

Maintained by Gus Lopez (gus@theswca.com)

In the mid 1980s, Kenner issued coins with the action figure lines: Power of the Force, Droids, and Ewoks. The POTF coin set, in particular, is extremely popular, although putting together a complete set is very difficult. The sculpting on the Kenner coins is superior to much of the stuff Kenner had created for the Star Wars line, perhaps explaining the popularity of these coins.

Pre-production and conceptual material from Kenner's coin line is quite interesting as well, Kenner having planned several coin-related products, several of which, unfortunately, never saw official release.

The rather unpopular Bend Ems line also had three different coins but collectors might be unaware of these coins since the packaging concealed the more detailed side. Surprisingly, these coins rival the Kenner coins in terms of quality.



 Kenner POTF, Droids and Ewoks Coins
o The Comprehensive Guide to POTF, Droids, and Ewoks Coins (Gus Lopez)
o Article on POTF Coins (Gus Lopez)
o Framed POTF Coin Set (Tom Neiheisel)
o Sail Skiff and Sail Barge Coin Variations (Gus Lopez)
o Luke Stormtrooper (No Eyes) Variation (Gus Lopez)
o Creatures Coin "Cafe" Variation (Gus Lopez)
o "Boba" Fisher Custom-Made POTF Coin Frame (Anonymous)
o "Boba" Fisher Custom-Made Droids and Ewoks Coin Frame (Henry Szepanski)


 Kenner Coin Prototypes - Unproduced Droids and Ewoks Coins
o Unproduced Droids Coins (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Droids and Ewoks Coins (Steve Denny)
o Unproduced Droids Mon Julpa Coin (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Droids Vlix Coin (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Droids Vlix Gold and Silver Coins (James Gallo)
o Unproduced Droids Admiral Screed Coin (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Droids Gaff Coin (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Droids Governor Koong Coin (Robert Musco)
o Unproduced Droids Mungo Baobab Coin (Anonymous)
o Unproduced Droids Jessica Meade Coin (Anonymous)
o Unproduced Droids Kleb Zellock Coin (Anonymous)
o Unproduced Ewoks Bondo Coin (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Ewoks Weechee Coin (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Ewoks Paploo Coin (Will Grief)
o Unproduced Ewoks Morag Coin (Robert Musco)
o Unproduced Ewoks Chief Chirpa Coin (Anonymous)
o Unproduced Ewoks Chituhr Coin (Anonymous)


 Kenner Coin Prototypes - Production Stage
o Unproduced "63rd POTF" Jedi Knight Coin (Gus Lopez)
o Unproduced "63rd POTF" Bronze Coin (Gus Lopez)
o Early Conceptual POTF Luke Coin (Troy Winslow)
o Luke X-Wing small Coin - The original POTF Coin (Gus Lopez)
o Lando General Coin Prototype w/ Frosted Detail (Anonymous)
o Bronze Lando General Coin (Will Grief)
o Bronze Luke Stormtrooper Coin (Gus Lopez)
o Droids Coin First Shots (Gus Lopez)
o Ewoks Coin First Shots (Gus Lopez)
o Ewoks Coin Test Shots (back) (Will Grief)
o Gold R2-D2 "Rebel Droid" Variation (Will Grief)
o Double-Faced, Dual-Image Coin Prototypes (Anonymous)
o Droids C-3PO Coin Signed Quality Control Sample (James Gallo)


 Kenner Coin Prototypes - Pre-Tooling Stage - Sculptings
o Original Plaster Sculpting for Stormtrooper Coin (John Wooten)
o Original Plaster Sculpting for 2-1b Coin (Alex Sleder)
o Original Plaster Sculpting for Ben Kenobi Coin (Anonymous)
o Original Plaster Sculpting for POTF Biker Scout Coin (Michael G. Mensinger)
o Original Plaster Sculpting for Leia in Boussh Disguise Coin (Garry Pedersen)
o Original Plaster Sculpting for Original Princess Leia Coin (Ron Salvatore)
o Original Plaster Sculpting for Original Luke Coin (Ron Salvatore)


 Kenner Coin Prototypes - Pre-Tooling Stage - Hardcopies and Tooling Masters
o A Coin is Born: Kenner's POTF Coins, from Concept to Mass Production (Ron Salvatore)
o Han Bespin "Stage 2" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Bib Fortuna POTF Coin "Stage 2" Hardcopy (Ed Lee)
o Tie Pilot POTF Coin "Stage 2" Hardcopy (Rob Johnson)
o Leia Combat Poncho POTF Coin "Stage 2" Hardcopy (Steve York)
o 63rd Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o 2-1b Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Alex Sleder)
o Amanaman Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o AT-AT Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Barada Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Ben Kenobi Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Bib Fortuna Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Garry Pedersen)
o Boba Fett Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Leia Boussh Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o B-Wing Pilot Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o C-3PO Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Chewbacca Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Creatures Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Droids Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Star Destroyer Commander Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Steve York)
o Emperor Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Emperor's Royal Guard Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Millennium Falcon Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Andrew Boscardin)
o FX-7 Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Alex Sleder)
o Gamorrean Guard Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Greedo Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Han Carbonite Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Mike O'Reilly)
o Han Hoth Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Chris Fawcett)
o Han Trenchcoat Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Hoth Stormtrooper Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Michael G. Mensinger)
o Imperial Commander Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Lando Cloud City Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Original Leia Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Leia Combat Poncho Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Andrew Boscardin)
o Logray Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Andrew Boscardin)
o Luke Bespin Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Luke Original Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Luke X-Wing Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Lumat Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o R2-D2 Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Romba Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Sail Skiff Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Stormtrooper Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (John Wooten)
o Teebo Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o TIE Pilot Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Rob Johnson)
o Tusken Raider Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Darth Vader Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Duncan Jenkins)
o Wicket Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Yak Face Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Yoda Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Zuckuss Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids C-3PO Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Droids R2-D2 Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Droids Jord Dusat Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids Uncle Gundy Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids Thall Joben Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Shane Turgeon)
o Droids Jann Tosh Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids Tig Fromm Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (James Gallo)
o Unproduced Droids Kleb Zellock Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Ewoks Dulok Scout Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (James Gallo)
o Ewoks King Gorneesh Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Mark Salotti)
o Ewoks Urgah Lady Gorneesh Coin "Stage 1" Hardcopy (Anonymous)


 Kenner Coin Prototypes - Pre-Tooling Stage - Softcopies
o 63rd Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o 2-1B Coin Softcopy (Alex Sleder)
o AT-AT Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o AT-ST Driver Coin Softcopy (The Earth Collectible Toy Mall)
o Barada Coin Softcopy (The Earth Collectible Toy Mall)
o Biker Scout Coin Softcopy (Michael G. Mensinger)
o Boussh Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Creatures Coin Softcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Droids Coin Softcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Emperor Coin Softcopy (The Earth Collectible Toy Mall)
o Millennium Falcon Coin Softcopy (Andrew Boscardin)
o Han Bespin Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Han Trenchcoat Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Original Leia Coin Softcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Logray Coin Softcopy (The Earth Collectible Toy Mall)
o Hoth Stormtrooper Coin Softcopy (Michael G. Mensinger)
o Original Luke Coin Softcopy (Ron Salvatore)
o Luke Bespin Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Sail Skiff Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Stormtrooper Coin Softcopy (Don Raskin)
o Tusken Raider Coin Softcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Darth Vader Coin Softcopy (Duncan Jenkins)
o Yak Face Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Zuckuss Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids C-3PO Coin Softcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Droids R2-D2 Coin Softcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Droids Jord Dusat Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids Uncle Gundy Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids Thall Joben Coin Softcopy (Shane Turgeon)
o Droids Jann Tosh Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Droids Tig Fromm Coin Softcopy (James Gallo)
o Ewoks Dulok Scout Coin Softcopy (James Gallo)
o Ewoks Logray Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Ewoks Wicket Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Unproduced Ewoks Chief Chirpa Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Coin Softcopies (Chris Fawcett)
o Amanaman Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Bib Fortuna Coin Softcopy (Greg Hanson)
o B-Wing Pilot Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Chief Chirpa Coin Softcopy (Chris Fawcett)
o Emperor's Royal Guard Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Boba Fett Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o FX-7 Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Greedo Coin Softcopy (Todd Chamberlain)
o Imperial Gunner Coin Softcopy (Chris Georgoulias)
o Han Hoth Coin Softcopy (Chris Fawcett)
o Imperial Commander Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Jawas Coin Softcopy (Chris Nichols)
o Lando Calrissian with Cloud City Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Luke Hoth Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Paploo Coin Softcopy (Wade Stange)
o R2-D2 Coin Softcopy (Gus Lopez)
o Star Destroyer Commander Coin Softcopy (Steve York)
o Teebo Coin Softcopy (Anonymous)
o Wicket Coin Softcopy (Todd Chamberlain)


 Kenner Coin Prototypes - Pre-Tooling Stage - Miscellaneous
o Preliminary Coin Art Gallery (James Gallo & Ron Salvatore)
o Boba Fett POTF Coin Art (Gus Lopez)
o 6:1 Dynacast Presentation Coin - Barada (Gus Lopez)
o 6:1 Dynacast Presentation Coin - Luke w/ Speeder Bike (Todd Chamberlain)
o 6:1 Dynacast Presentation Coin - Ev-9d9 (Anonymous)
o 6:1 Dynacast Presentation Coin - Imperial Dignitary (Chris Georgoulias)
o 6:1 Dynacast Presentation Coin - A-Wing Pilot (Ron Salvatore)
o 6:1 Plaster Cast of Early Luke X-Wing Coin (Anonymous)


 Kenner Coin Prototypes - Tooling and Tooling-Related Items
o Steel Dies for Creatures Coin (Ron Salvatore)
o Text Masters for Creatures Coin Dies (Ron Salvatore)


 Kenner Coin-Related Concepts
o 1985 Toy Fair POTF Darth Vader Coin Mock Up Display (3-Dimensional) (Will Grief)
o 1985 Toy Fair POTF Boba Fett Mock Up Display (John Kellerman)
o 1985 Toy Fair Droids Thall Joben Mock Up Display (Gus Lopez)
o 1985 Toy Fair Ewoks Logray Mock Up Display (Gus Lopez)
o Coin-Related POTF Toy Concepts (1 of 2) (Steve Denny)
o Coin-Related POTF Toy Concepts (2 of 2) (Steve Denny)
o POTF Coin Collector's Album (Cover) (Gus Lopez)
o POTF Coin Collector's Album (Inside) (Gus Lopez, Greg Hanson, Chris Fawcett)
o POTF Coin Collector's Album (Unmarked) (Anonymous)
o Power of the Force Coin Collectors Album Cover (Tom Neiheisel)
o Power of the Force Coin Collectors Album Contents (Tom Neiheisel)
o Power of the Force 93-Back Proof Card (Tom Neiheisel)


 Non-Kenner Coins and Coin Prototypes
o Star Wars Mardi Gras Coin (Gus Lopez)
o Space Fantasies Mardi Gras Coin (Gus Lopez)
o Silver Test Pressings of Bendems Coins (Anonymous)

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