Gingerbread men are popular in fairytales and in holiday cookie making. The origins of shaped gingerbread are rooted in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The famous Tudor monarch from the 16th century was famous for giving guests to her court gingerbread-shaped coins that looked like those guests. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2021 Niue Chibi Christmas Gingerbread Man Shaped 1 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.
The 2021 Chibi Christmas Gingerbread Man Shaped Coin is a distinctive release from the New Zealand Mint. While it is one of countless different coin designs in the Chibi Coin Collection at the mint, the design and its designer are unique. Trinity Gritter created this design of the Gingerbread Man and it was chosen as the winner of the New Zealand Mints 2021 Design a Chibi Coin competition.
On the obverse of 2021 Niue Chibi Christmas Gingerbread Man Shaped 1 oz Silver Coins is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief in a 1998 design from Ian Rank-Broadley. The inscriptions on this field read ELIZABETH II, NIUE, TWO DOLLARS, 2021, and 1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER.
The reverse side of the 2021 Niue Chibi Christmas Gingerbread Man Shaped Silver Coin depicts a colorful Gingerbread Man. The coin takes its shape from this Chibi Gingerbread Man and it is designed in classic Chibi form with a head that is much larger than the rest of its body. The design has colorization throughout the field, such as the red-and-white Santa hat on the head and the red-and-green scarf around its neck. There is also a bite missing from the head to make the design more lovable.
Gingerbread was first baked in the 15th century in England. As mentioned early, the practice of baking shaped biscuits dates to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Most gingerbread figures have a rough human shape with stubby feet and no fingers on the hands.
These 2021 Niue Chibi Christmas Gingerbread Man Shaped 1 oz Silver Coins are packaged in custom-designed cases with the exact shape of the Gingerbread Man coin. The coin and case arrive in a themed shipper with a viewing window, and there is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity printed on the back.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||New Zealand Mint|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Dimensions||26.6 x 36 mm|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|