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:
This handsomely illustrated coin is coloured and shaped to resemble America’s founding father as Chibi art. On the obverse side is the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to confirm it as legal tender.
A large window in the themed packaging allows you to show off your rare memento. But if you want a close-up look, you can do so worry-free as the coin is secured in an acrylic capsule. A Certificate of Authenticity and the coin’s unique serial number in the limited mintage of 2,000 coins are printed on the box.