Mickey Mouse is one of the most well-known cartoon characters of all time. Disney’s favorite mouse is gracing the reverse of another set of New Zealand Mint coins in the series Plane Crazy, which is part of the larger Mickey Through the Ages series. This part of the series is based on Walt Disney’s film Plane Crazy. Now, you can purchase the 2016 1 oz Silver Niue Mickey Mouse Plane Crazy Series Proof Coins.
- Ships in a themed, wooden box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only.
- Third Release in the Mickey Through the Ages program from NZ Mint.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) is fully backed by Niue government.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the colorized image of Mickey Mouse.
- Proof coins.
Since Mickey Mouse’s debut, he has become the most iconic Disney character. One of Mickey Mouse’s first appearances was in a short film call Plane Crazy, which was released in 1928.
The film, which was in black-and-white, shows Mickey trying to build a plane out of spare car parts and farm equipment. Some helpful friends from the farm help him. This short film also features Minnie Mouse whom Mickey invites for a ride in the plane.
The obverse of each coin features a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This image was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. It is the fourth generation version of the Queen used on New Zealand coinage since 1952. Other engravings on the obverse include the Queen’s name, the nation of issue, the coin’s face value and the year of issue.
On the reverse of each 2016 1 oz Silver Niue Mickey Mouse Plane Crazy Series Proof Coins you can see Mickey has he sits in the cockpit of his rickety plane. While the coin is colorized, it is unique in that the only colors are black and white, since the original film was shot in black-and-white.
All of the coins in this series will ship out in a wooden display box inside a themed shipper box that features artwork from the film. Every coin also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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