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Get ready. Our very cool, New Zealand Mint Chibi Coin Collection is launching on 1 July!

If you are not familiar with chibi, it is a much-loved art style featuring characters with large heads, large eyes, and small bodies. New Zealand Mint is thrilled to be the first in the world to introduce this collectible coin category.

The head of a chibi character is normally anywhere between one third and one half the character's height. In addition to their modified proportions, these characters typically lack the detail of their normal counterparts. As a result, when a character of average proportions is depicted as a chibi character, certain aspects of their design will be simplified and others will be exaggerated. Details such as folds on a jacket are ignored, and general shapes are favoured. If a character has a signature characteristic (odd hair, a particular accessory, etc.) this will typically be prominent on the chibi version.

We have an awesome line up of Chibi Coins planned for this year, including DC Comics, Star Wars™ and HARRY POTTER™ characters. We just know you are going to love them!

All New Zealand Mint Chibi Coins will be limited edition, legal tender coins made from 1oz of pure silver. With only 2,000 of each coin being made, you’ll need to be quick to get yours.

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