Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Friends: Chandler Bing, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Friends: Chandler Bing, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Friends: Chandler Bing

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Many of these feature movie characters. Some are also in innovative shapes, such as "Chibi".

Chibi (ちび or チビ) is a Japanese slang word describing something short (a thing, an animal or a person). The term is widely used to describe a specific style of caricature where characters are drawn in an exaggerated way: small and chubby, with stubby limbs and oversized heads. Coins of this type look like cartoon characters and have their corresponding shape; they are also very thick for their size.

The Mint says about this coin:
Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this fifth release in the Friends Chibi Coin series features one of the quirkiest and most sarcastic members of the gang, Chandler Bing!

Made with 1oz of pure silver, this attractive piece has been shaped and coloured to resemble Chandler as Chibi art. It shows him holding his pet chicken and of course, wearing a wool waistcoat. Despite its unique format, this is still a legal tender coin, with the obverse bearing the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Each coin is safely secured inside a Friends-themed case, providing protection for years to come. The box also includes a large window, ideal for display. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the box, along with the confirmation of the coin’s unique serial number in the limited mintage of 2,000 coins.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000
Niue / Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Friends: Chandler Bing - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Above the effigy is the monarch's legend, on two lines separated by a horizontal line: ELIZABETH II NIUE. Below the effigy, also on two lines separated by a horizontal line, the date of issue and the face value: 2022 2 DOLLARS.

In the lower part, the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 Fine Silver (one ounce of 99.9% silver), below which on two lines the copyright and trade mark acknowledgement: FRIENDS © & TM WBEI. (s22).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 2022 2 DOLLARS
Niue / Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Friends: Chandler Bing - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured, in Chibi cartoon style, and represents Chandler Bing, a character from the 1990s Friends sitcom series.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: themed box, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 12 July 2022.
Issue price: US$ 99.00

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Royal Mint
Silver Ounce 2022 Chibi - Friends: Chandler Bing: Details
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Chibi
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Unsorted)
Total Mintage2,000
Material0.999 Silver
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.3 - 36 mm
Mass31.100 g
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