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  • Hello Kitty goes on euro

    12/03/2005 11:00:18 AM PST · by presidio9 · 66 replies · 1,640+ views
    AFP ^ | Fri Dec 2, 2005
    Hello Kitty, the mouthless cat turned global icon of cuteness, will make a foray into the currency market with gold and silver euro coins showing her having the time of her life in Paris. Order-taking will start Monday for a total of 4,000 coins in five different designs to be minted in Paris, according to Hello Kitty's maker Sanrio and Japanese firm Taisei Coins. The designs are drawn on "the dreams and admiration for Paris that Kitty has," Sanrio said on its website. The most expensive one-ounce gold coin is priced at 168,000 yen (1,400 dollars, 1,200 euros) each, compared...