People have fallen in love with Hello Kitty coins that are real currency! Can you believe it? In the Taito Ward district of Tokyo you can buy and these silver coins for 950 Yen ($10.20 US) and use them to go shopping. You save a little too as the Hello Kitty coins are worth 1,000 Yen at shops. The coins look a lot like money from the 16th and 17th century.
Replica gold coins have also been created with Kitty’s image, but made to resemble a Kanei Tsuho coin minted during the Edo Period (1603-1867). These gold Hello Kitty coins cost 475 Yen and let you buy goods worth 500 Yen.
The coins are available until April 25th at Kaminarimon gate and other tourist spots.