Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit

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.

This coin is the second issue in the New Zealand Mint's Lunar Chibi Series featuring the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and is dedicated to the 2023 Year of the Rabbit (22 January 2023 - 9 February 2024).

The Mint says about it:
Coloured and shaped, this 1oz pure silver Chibi Coin shows the cutest child in a rabbit costume, holding a traditional red envelope featuring the Chinese character for rabbit. Stamped on the back of the coin is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, confirming it is legal tender.

As part of our Lunar Chibi Coin series, the coin sits in a case which has been moulded to its shape for extra protection. It comes in contemporary-style packaging with a lunar new year theme and includes the words "Happy Chinese New Year" in both English and Chinese. The box also features a large window - great for display! A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the box, along with confirmation of the coin’s unique number in the limited mintage of only 2,000 coins.

The Years of the Rabbit include 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 2,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit - 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: 2023 2 DOLLARS.

In the lower part, the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 Fine Silver.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 2023 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and features a child in a rabbit costume, in the Chibi art style, holding a traditional red envelope featuring the Chinese character for "rabbit", .

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in themed box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 27 September 2022.
Issue price: US$ 99.00.

The coin has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, even though it is dated in the reign of King Charles III.

See also

Coins issued for Niue to mark the Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2023 include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 kg Silver (Lithuanian Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 3 oz Silver Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Bugs Bunny
- 2 oz Silver (Lithuanian Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique (Mint XXI), Mandala Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Bugs Bunny
- 1 oz Silver Chibi (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 17.5 g Silver Proof (Mint of Poland), Year of the Rabbit - Seven Elements 2023
- 1/2 oz Silver (Lithuanian Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023

Coins issued by the New Zealand Mint to mark the Chinese Lunar year include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Monkey 2016
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Monkey 2016
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Rooster 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Rooster 2017
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Dog 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Dog 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Year of the Dog 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Disney Year of the Dog 2018
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Pig 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Pig 2019
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Rat 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Rat 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Ox 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Ox 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Tiger 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Tiger 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Year of the Tiger 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Year of the Rabbit - Bugs Bunny, 2023
- 3 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Year of the Rabbit - Bugs Bunny, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Year of the Rabbit - Bugs Bunny, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Coloured (Chibi), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Year of the Dragon 2024
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Year of the Dragon 2024
- 3 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Year of the Dragon 2024
- 3 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Disney Year of the Dragon 2024
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Year of the Dragon 2024
- 1 oz Silver Proof Gilded, Year of the Dragon 2024

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Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Chibi
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologySmartminting
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.47 - 36.0 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-XQGK-EVRB
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Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit: Photos
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Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit: Photo Lunar Series - 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Chibi Coin / thumbnail Lunar Series - 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Chibi Coin
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
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Silver Ounce 2023 Chibi - Year of the Rabbit: Photo Lunar Series - 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Chibi Coin / thumbnail Lunar Series - 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Chibi Coin
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
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