|Coin||Silver Ounce (2023) Pac-Man - Fever|
In the United States, a significant number of private mints produce bullion which is not legal tender and is targeted at investors and not at coin collectors - such as this one.
This silver ounce is part of a series of coins and non-legal tender "rounds" featuring Pac-Man themes, and is called Pac-Man Fever.
Pac-Man is an arcade video game originally released in 1980 by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (previously Namco). Once it was officially introduced in the U.S. in October 1980, it gained popularity far higher than in Japan, called “Pac-Man fever.” It spawned a wide merchandising program with more than 400 items and a TV series with high ratings (56% of share) in the U.S., which resulted in receiving the “most successful coin-operated game machine” award from the Guinness World Records in June 2005. With new console and mobile games launching every year, its popularity has crossed the globe for over 40 years.
||Mint Mark||No mint mark
The obverse displays a full-colour 1980s-style PAC-MAN FEVER logo.
Above and below it, game characters.
The reverse features an officially licensed full-colour "The Great Lock-Up" retro style illustration.
Around above, the metal content: 1 oz .999 Fine Silver (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).
Around below, the copyright acknowledgement: PAC-MAN ™ & ©BNEI (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.).
||PAC-MAN 1 oz .999 Fine Silver PAC-MAN ™ & ©BNEI
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: in licensed tamper-evident packaging (TEP) - RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4") protecting the coin's finish, along with a Pac-Man styled card.
Coins issued for Niue, as well as non-legal tender "rounds" featuring Pac-Man themes include:
- 1 oz Gold, Pac-Man, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Ms. Pac-Man, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Shaped, Pac-Man, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Pac-Man, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Pac-Man, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Pac-Man, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Ms. Pac-Man, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Shaped, Pac-Man, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Shaped Coloured, Pac-Man, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Shaped Coloured, Ms. Pac-Man, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Shaped Bullion, Pac-Man - Ghost, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Round (not legal tender) Coloured, Pac-Man - Arcade Cabinet (2023)
- 1 oz Silver Round (not legal tender) Coloured, Pac-Man Fever (2023)
- 1 oz Silver Round (not legal tender) Coloured, Pac-Man - Pixel Pattern (2023)