With the upcoming release of Cars 3 on the horizon, the New Zealand Mint has a new series of silver coins out celebrating the franchise’s original feature film. The main characters from that film appear in a four-coin set. Today, the 2017 1 oz Silver Niue Disney Cars Lightning McQueen Proof Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a Perspex coin case with Cars-themed outer packaging and Certificate of Authenticity!
- One of Four coins released in the new Cars Series!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) is fully backed by Niue’s government.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes a colorized image of Lightning McQueen.
Lightning McQueen is the main character in the Cars franchise of feature films. A brash, young race car on the Piston Cup circuit, McQueen finds his life and career sidetracked when he gets lost in the California desert on the way to a big race. He makes a smashing first impression, in the worst possible way, on the people of Radiator Springs.
Situated off of historic Route 66, Radiator Springs is a town that time forgot thanks to the addition of a new interstate that enables visitors to bypass the town on their way through the area. McQueen is sentenced to hard labor rebuilding a town road after destroying it on his first night, but in the time he’s there he gains a best friend, a love interest, and the wisdom of a wise old race car.
The 2017 Silver Niue Lightning McQueen Proof Coins in this listing arrives inside of a Perspex case for beautiful display and long-term protection, and is shipped inside of a Cars-themed artistic shipper with imagery of Radiator Springs and Lightning McQueen. Included with your purchase is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Niue Disney Cars Lightning McQueen Proof coin you’ll find the image of McQueen, stopped on the road on the way out of Radiator Springs. In the background you’ll notice the desert motif of Radiator Springs and sign that reads “Radiator Springs, Leaving So Soon?” Lightning McQueen’s figure has a colorized finish that depicts his actual coloration from the film.
The obverse of all the coins in this collection include the popular right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured on this coin in the 1998 depiction from Ian Rank-Broadley, which serves as the fourth-generation image of the Queen on British and commonwealth coinage.
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