The New Zealand Mint is one of the world’s best refiners of gold and silver coins, and its character series are among the most popular in the market right now. One of the most sought-after products from the mint is its lineup of Disney-themed coins, more specifically the Mickey Through the Ages Series. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Niue Gold Mickey Mouse The Band Concert Series coin is available on Silver.com.
More and more often investors are turning to uniquely-designed and foreign gold coins as a way to invest in gold as they are a great alternative to the more popular choices and can carry a higher buyback premium based on their rarity and the price of gold.
- Arrives in a protective wooden display case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Total mintage capped at just 500 coins for this release.
- Latest release in the Mickey Through the Ages Series.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $250 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait.
- Reverse includes the image of Mickey Mouse as the bandleader.
Mickey Mouse is the most popular character from Walt Disney’s mind, and first appeared in the animated short Steamboat Willy. In its Mickey Through the Ages series, the New Zealand Mint releases a new image of Mickey Mouse on the reverse of different coins in the program.
In the 2016 1 oz Niue Gold Mickey Mouse The Band Concert Series, the New Zealand Mint features the image of Mickey Mouse from the 1935 animated short The Band Concert. This is not one of the most popular animated shorts from Walt Disney, but it was the first colorized animated film featuring Mickey.
On the reverse of the coin you’ll find the image of Mickey Mouse dressed as the bandleader from The Band Concert. In the animated short, Mickey conducts a band through a performance of the William Tell Overture, but is continually interrupted by Donald Duck. Desperate to participate in the performance, Donald plays the incorrect “Turkey in the Straw” and distracts the other members of the band.
Each reverse design of the coin includes the image of Mickey dressed up as the bandleader. He is featured standing atop a soapbox as he attempts to conduct the band. You’ll notice musical notes floating around his character, with sheets of music lying on the ground.
The obverse of each 2016 1 oz Niue Gold Mickey Mouse The Band Concert Series coin has the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This image was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, who developed the portrait as the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty.
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