New Zealand Mint Delights with Two New “Harry Potter” Chibi Coins

Back in July, Harry Potter fans were raiding their Gringotts vaults to ensure they were one of the lucky 2,000 fans to get their hands on New Zealand Mint’s latest chibi coin, which was set in the form of Harry Potter himself. The dark cloud of disappointment that probably rested on those who couldn’t get their hands on it in time might just be lifting, since a brand-new Harry Potter chibi coin has been released, and this one comes in the form of the brightest witch of her age – the one and only Hermione Granger.

 

"Harry Potter" Hermione chibi coin

The back of the "Harry Potter" Hermione chibi coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time to withdraw some Galleons from your vault again and get your hands on this sought-after coin before they’re all sold out. Just like last time, only 2,000 of these were minted. It sells for $99, and like its predecessor, it’s made from pure silver and has been carefully colored and shaped to resemble Hermione in true chibi art style. Yes, this means that Hermione’s signature bushy hair has been captured in all its glory. The coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a unique serial number. The back features the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, confirming the coin as legal tender. You can check out an unboxing video of the coin below and see the magic for yourself.

 

 

The best part of this new release is that it’s not the only one to hit New Zealand Mint’s Potter collection this month – the company also released a Harry Potter Season’s Greetings 2020 silver coin. This Christmas-inspired coin, which sells for $89, features magical items from the wizarding world with the words “all I want for Christmas” engraved at the top. Below this legendary phrase is a pair of socks (which Albus Dumbledore would be delighted about), a Nimbus 2000, the Golden Snitch, a wand, a sweater, and a Chocolate Frog. These are all featured on a mirror-like background that shines beautifully.

 

"Harry Potter" Season's Greetings chibi coinThe packaging of the "Harry Potter" Season's Greetings chibi coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This coin comes in book-like packaging and is set in a special coin case shaped like a bauble. The added ribbon means it’s ready to be hung on your Christmas tree. The good news is that 3,000 of these were minted, so chances of you getting your hands on this one in time is a bit better. You can have a look at the beautiful packaging in the unboxing video below.

 

 

There’s no denying that these coins are absolutely magical and deserve a place on any collector’s shelf. Head over to New Zealand Mint’s website right now to purchase the Hermione and Season’s Greetings 2020 coins before they’re all gone.

Release dates for our theorized remaining Harry Potter coins are as follows:

  • Ron – October 13
  • Dumbledore – November 13
  • Hagrid – December 11

Start saving up, and keep your eyes peeled for announcements about the new coins as they are released.

 

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Marica Laing

Growing up, I was a massive fan of Harry Potter and my love for the stories grew as I got older. It’s no surprise then that I love writing about all things Potter related. When I’m not writing about all the magic, you’ll find me reading (probably something Harry Potter related), listening to music, or writing some songs.