Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto as they celebrate the holidays. This beautiful coin from the New Zealand Mint features colourized images of our favourite Disney cartoons carrying presents, and an engraved "Seasons Greetings" that is both inviting and beautiful. Born in Chicago in 1901, Walt Disney worked first as a commercial artist before he set up a small studio in Los Angeles to produce animated cartoons. In 1928 the short film "Steamboat Willie", starring Mickey Mouse, became a national sensation. Disney himself provided the voice for Mickey in the first animated film to use sound. Since then Mickey Mouse has become a childhood icon and along with his friends has earned a place in the hearts of the world.
The reverse features some of Disney's greatest creations in a warm, classic setting. Evoking all the joy of the holiday season, the brightly coloured rendition of these famous characters is a perfect decoration for any Christmas tree. The words "Season's Greetings" are engraved in the elegant font that early cartoons are famous for and large snowflakes lend a snow laden tranquility that is hard to resist. The words "1/2 oz 999 Fine Silver Disney" complete the design.
The star capsule features a tied ribbon that is ready to hang on a Christmas tree. A numbered certificate of authenticity is printed into the book. Each coin is made from 1/2 oz of 999 pure silver by the New Zealand Mint and is legal tender for NIUE, a small island country in the South Pacific 1,491 miles northeast of New Zealand within the triangle formed by Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. With a limited worldwide mintage of only 10,000 this coin makes a perfect gift for Disney fans and Christmas decorations alike.
Each coin comes in a clear, star shaped coin capsule nestled inside a book themed outer packaging.
|Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse)|
|Queen Elizabeth II effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley and the words "ELIZABETH II NIUE 2015 1 DOLLAR" and the artist`s initials|
|Colourized Disney Characters; Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy with holiday presents and the words "Season's Greetings 1/2 oz 999 Fine Silver Disney"|
|New Zealand Mint|