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2021 Niue Chibi Cortana Shaped 1 oz Silver Coin

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Although the New Zealand Mint has an ever-growing collection of chibi-styled proof silver coins available at the moment, one of the more unique issues is the Chibi Cortana coin. This coin was released by the mint in 2021 to mark the 20th anniversary of the first-ever Halo video games release. Today, you can buy 2021 Niue Chibi Cortana Shaped 1 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.

Highlights:

  • Arrives with a custom case, themed shipper, and an included Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Distinctive Chibi Coin honors 20 years since the debut of Halo video games!
  • Limited mintage of just 2,000 silver coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • The face value of $2 is backed by Niue.
  • On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse depicts Cortana.
  • Proof, colorized visuals on shaped silver coins.

Cortana was popularized in the 2001 release of Halo: Combat Evolved. Her AI character is one of the most important supporting characters to Master Chief, the primary character in the video game series that gamers control. Cortanas appearance was said to have been based on the Egyptian beauty Nefertiti, an ancient symbol of perfect beauty. When Cortana is shown in holographic form, her figure always takes on the shape of a woman.

Obverse

On the obverse of 2021 Niue Chibi Cortana Shaped 1oz Silver Coins is the right-profile effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This effigy of the Queen was designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and used by the Royal Mint through 2015. The design shows the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara and is accompanied by inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, NIUE, 2021, 2 DOLLARS, and 1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER.

Reverse

The reverse side of the 2021 Niue Chibi Cortana Shaped Silver Coin features the image of Cortana. She is captured here with a purple image that includes scrolling figures down the frame of her body.

History

The Halo video game series and the Cortana figure were developed by Microsoft. Coincidentally, the AI character that proved so popular in the video game franchise went mainstream in the years to come. When Microsoft launched its own video AI feature for its various platform to compete with Siri on Apple devices, the feature was named Cortana.

Ordering

2021 Niue Chibi Cortana Shaped 1 oz Silver Coins are available with a custom case from the mint. This case has a custom-made mold at the center that is just for the shape of the Chibi Cortana coin. The case ships with a themed shipping box that has a viewing window showcasing the reverse design inside its case. The coins come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Please feel free to reach out to Provident Metals with your questions. Our team can assist you at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year 2021
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer New Zealand Mint
Condition Proof
Denomination $2 NZD
Country New Zealand
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Chibi
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 2,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Dimensions 29.6 x 36 mm
Provident ID 3858473