Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hello Kitty 35th anniversary coins

This is for Hello Kitty Fan. I am reading the Malaysia star newspaper today and found a news about Hello Kitty's 35th anniversary commemorative coin in a 50-dollar gold coin and three 5-dollar silver coin. I check the Internet and I found that look like many products depicting the character Hello Kitty including dolls, stickers, greeting cards, clothes, jewelery, accessories and home appliances were produced to commemorate her 35th anniversary. This include a gold coin and silver coin by Taisei coin's and UK Royal Mint. I also found out that the photo in the star foto folder section is not the coin by Taisei coins but exactly by UK Royal Mint.

Hello Kitty (ハローキティ Harō Kiti?), is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. Designed by Ikuko Shimizu, the first product, a vinyl coin purse, was introduced in Japan in 1974, and in the United States in 1976. Sanrio Puroland is the official theme park of Sanrio featuring Hello Kitty and her friends.UNICEF awarded Hello Kitty the exclusive title of UNICEF Special Friend of Children. HELLO KITTY also has been named goodwill ambassador to promote tourism in China.


Hello Kitty silver coin: Japanese money commodity trader Taisei Coins’ employee Chikako Kubo displays a large $10 silver coin designed of popular character Hello Kitty at the company’s showroom in Tokyo, Tuesday.


Hello Kitty is celebrating her 35th anniversary and for that special moment, The UK Royal Mint released a series of commemorative coins honoring the famous Kitty. There are Silver and Gold coins featuring Kitty and her boyfriend Daniel, visiting UK attractions like the Big Ben and London Bridge.

Source: mainichi

Source: Wikipedia.

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