There is no Disney character more recognizable around the world than Mickey Mouse. Whether you speak English, French, or Mandarin Chinese, Mickey Mouse transcends cultural and linguistic barriers to reach out to children and adults alike. Today, the 2016 5 oz Proof Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin is available online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in themed box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Part of the Mickey Mouse Through the Ages collection.
- Mintage limited to 500 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of actual silver content.
- Face value of €50 (Euros) is fully backed by France’s government.
- Reverse includes Mickey’s profile portrait.
- Obverse depicts Mickey’s evolution through the years.
Mickey Mouse made his theatrical debut in the 1928 animated short Steamboat Willie. The film was originally produced in black and white by Walt Disney Studios, and marked the official debut of Mickey Mouse and Minnie, who also appeared in the animated short.
Mickey actually debuted in two previous films, including Plane Crazy, but Disney scrapped both from distribution because he wanted to produce the first fully synchronized sound cartoon after he saw The Jazz Singer. Mickey is, perhaps, best remembered for his appearance though in the animated short Steamboat Willie, which featured the first use of synchronized sound and animation.
The reverse side of the 2016 5 oz Proof Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin includes the right-profile portrait of Mickey’s face that has become so iconic. The design includes the face value of the coin, engraved in one of Mickey’s ears, along with the year of issue engraved in another ear.
On the obverse is a collection of five Mickey Mouse characters from his evolution through the decades. In the lower left is one of Disney’s original drawings, followed by a clockwise order that includes Steamboat Willie, one of the first colorized Mickey images, and his character from Fantasia.
All Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages coins are produced at the official sovereign mint of the French government, the Monnaie de Paris. Created in 864, it is the oldest continually operating institution in the world and has always been the primary issuer of French coinage, though it was assisted by other mints in provincial cities during the Middle Ages.
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