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Since the invention of film, people have been enamored with all things Hollywood and seeing their favorite stars on the big screen and the special effects that have developed over the years. These films often defined “pop-culture” and had a heavy influence on subjects outside of entertainment, such as politics and community. The productions by film-gurus, such as Walt Disney, had the power and influence to change entire generations.
Some of the biggest film franchises in the world can be celebrated with gold and silver coins, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, and many more! Collecting these coins brings not only your favorite characters to your collection, but also a sense of nostalgia. Much like film posters, these coins capture a moment in time that you can keep for a lifetime.
Animation has evolved from the meticulous task of hand-drawing every frame to completely digital. Likewise, the designing and minting process of coins has evolved from the "Stone Age" to modern minting-marvels. Many Mints around the world now produce coins with colorized finishes. This provides Mints with the unique opportunity to design coins that feature animated characters from many beloved films, such as the Disney Princesses, Mickey Mouse & friends, and more.
The New Zealand Mint has been giving collectors the chance to collect their favorite pop-culture icons like never before with their range of 1 oz. Silver Chibi coins which highlight some of the most beloved pop-culture figures from some of the world’s biggest fandoms, including the magical world of Harry Potter, the DC Comics universe, and more!
“Chibi” is a Japanese slang term that refers to something short, small, or just little. The term is most associated with a caricature art-style that portrays characters in exaggerated ways. Typically, Chibi characters are portrayed as small and chubby, with short limbs and often large heads. While Chibi can mean little, it is more often used to describe something cute.
Coins in this series are struck from 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and feature a colorized proof finish on their reverse that allows fan favorites to pop to life. Struck by the New Zealand Mint, each coin is also $2 legal tender in the issuing nation of Niue. These adorable limited-mintage Chibi coins arrive in specially designed and themed packaging, so you can proudly display these pop-culture icons.
The New Zealand Mint’s Chibi series includes fan favorites from a universe far far away. Officially licensed by Lucasfilm LTD., some of the most iconic Star Wars characters have received the “Chibi-treatment.” So far, the Mint has issued Chibi coin featuring Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett, and everyone’s favorite imperial troops, the Stormtrooper, with more to follow!
Fans of the Harry Potter franchise will be delighted with Chibi versions of some of the series most popular characters. Officially licensed by Warner Brothers, you can add Harry, Ron, and Hermione to your collection, along with some of their favorite teachers including Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, and the lovable giant, Hagrid.
DC Superheroes are not to be left out of the New Zealand Mint’s various Chibi series! Featuring similar specifications as the other Chibi releases, including a limited mintage and specially designed packaging, some of the most powerful heroes from DC Comics are waiting to be added to your collection. Recent issues include the caped-crusader Batman, the man of steel himself, Superman, and even more nefarious characters like the infamous Joker.