A look at the collectable Year of Luigi Coin

As part of their ‘Year of Luigi’ campaign, Nintendo produced a series of collectable coins which were available for fans to order through their Club Nintendo rewards program in Europe. They were offered for 1500 ‘stars’, the catalogue’s currency. I ordered one at the Dutch Nintendo website, the items were sold out pretty quickly there. Here are some photos showing what it looks like.

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The coin comes in a nice green colored pouch (Luigi-themed), with a golden Club Nintendo logo on it.

Year-of-Luigi-Coin-In-Bag

On the front you see a relief of Luigi’s first appearance, and the text ‘the year of Luigi’, with below it ‘30th’, since this year Mario’s brother is celebrating his 30th anniversary.

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On the back is the Club Nintendo logo.

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While it’s not that big, the coin feels pretty heavy and thick, and has a nice sheen to it. Here it is next to a NES controller for size comparison.

Year-of-Luigi-Coin-Size-Comparison

It’s a pretty nice collector’s item if you ask me. Whether it will be worth anything in the future remains to be seen, I don’t expect it to though. Still, as a fan of the Mario (and Luigi) games, this is a neat little item to own.