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.