Millions of children around the world have grown up in the shadow of the most beloved Disney character: Mickey Mouse. The cute and cuddly rodent burst onto the scene in 1928 in the animated short entitled Steamboat Willy. Today, the Mikey Mouse image and associated content generates billions for Disney each year. The 2015 1/2 Gram Niue Gold Mickey Mouse The Band Concert Series Coin is available now on Silver.com.
- Ships to you encapsulated in a plastic card, with a Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse.
- Total mintage capped at 5,000 coins for this particular release.
- Part of the New Zealand Mint’s Mickey Through the Ages Series.
- Consists of One-Half Gram, or .016 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $2.50 (NZD) by the government of Niue.
- Reverse features the image of Mickey Mouse as the bandleader.
- Obverse bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
The New Zealand Mint regularly produces a variety of Disney-themed gold and silver coins. The Mickey Through the Ages program tracks the varying roles and appearance of Mickey Mouse from his introduction in 1928 until the 21st century.
In this release of the 2016 1/2 Gram Niue Gold Mickey Mouse The Band Concert Coin you’ll encounter Mikey as he appeared in The Band Concert. This animated short was created by Walt Disney in 1935, and was notable as the first-ever colorized animated short from Disney.
On the obverse side of each coin you’ll find Ian Rank-Broadley’s classic 1998 right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s effigy is included along with engravings of her name, the nation of issue, face value of the coin, and the year of issue.
Flip the coin over and you’ll find the image of Mickey Mouse as the bandleader in The Band Concert. This side of the coin depicts Mickey as he conducts the band from a soapbox. Additional design touches include the use of musical notes floating around the surface design and sheet music thrown frustratingly on the floor.
New Zealand Mint is a privately-owned facility located in Auckland. The mint is the nation’s only minting operation, but it does not have an affiliation with the local government. All official currency for New Zealand is produced overseas at the Royal Canadian Mint and the Royal Mint in London.
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