Mickey Mouse has been entertaining crowds and capturing the imagination of children around the world for 88 years. Since his 1928 introduction, the humble little mouse has appeared in countless animated shorts and cartoons, not to mention helping build a theme park dynasty unlike any other. Today, the 2016 ¼ oz Proof Gold French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a box and Certificate of Authenticity.
- Part of the Mickey Mouse Through the Ages release.
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Face value of €50 (Euros) is fully backed by the government of France.
- Reverse features a common design theme for the series.
- Obverse depicts Mickey in Mickey’s Nightmare.
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. However, he 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.
One of Mickey Mouse’s earliest acquaintances, aside from his beloved Minnie Mouse, was his trusty dog Pluto. In the animated short film Mickey’s Nightmare, Pluto incessantly bothers Mickey as he is saying his nightly prayers before bed. As Pluto climbs into Mickey’s bed while he’s sleeping, the dog’s face licking continues throughout a nightmare Mickey has about marrying Minnie and having children together. Mickey’s Nightmare was a black-and-white film produced by Walt Disney in 1932.
The obverse of the 2016 ¼ oz Proof Gold French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin is the image of Mickey as he walks along in the animated short film Mickey’s Nightmare. The designs include the use of an engraving, in French, that identifies the coin collection’s name.
On the reverse of all Proof French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coins, both silver and gold, is the iconic profile of Mickey Mouse. This well-known image includes his facial features, and engravings of the face value, his name, and the year of issue for the coins.
All 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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