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Hello Kitty
50th anniversary - Mini-medal 34 mm

€5.99
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal COMMON METAL
Weight 15.8 g
Mintage 25000
Hello Kitty was born on 1 November 1974 in the suburbs of London.She's as tall as five apples, her major signature consists in a red ribbon that she always wears on her left ear, and she has a very big heart. Her favourite word is friendship! As H...
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Hello Kitty 50th anniversary Mini-medal 34 mm
€5.99

    Description

    Hello Kitty was born on 1 November 1974 in the suburbs of London.

    She's as tall as five apples, her major signature consists in a red ribbon that she always wears on her left ear, and she has a very big heart. Her favourite word is friendship! As Hello Kitty always says, "you can never have too many friends!”

    Over the years, she has become one of the most unique pop characters, a symbol of the Japanese kawaii tradition, a global social icon and a source of inspiration for everyone.

    To mark her 50th anniversary, Monnaie de Paris is paying tribute to this iconic character by minting collector coins featuring the one and only Hello Kitty.

    The front of the mini-medal features a Hello Kitty with a special 50th birthday ribbon. There is also a cake to celebrate her birthday.

    The reverse is the Monnaie de Paris reverse.

    The Collection

    Born in 1974, Hello Kitty has become a pop icon symbolisingJapanese culture. Monnaiede Paris has decided to celebrate this icon and her world with its new collection. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Hello Kitty in style and elegance!

    In this collection, it's not just the General Engraver who expresses himself, but also the grandfather that I am! We had a lot of fun representing this endearing character that my granddaughters adore. Beyond this personal aspect, the graphic interest of this collection was to see Hello Kitty move from one cut to another according to the coins; she is sometimes Japanese in traditional dress and then becomes a perfect Parisian, showing the range of different outfits she has worn over the last 50 years.

    Engraver word
    Hello Kitty

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.