Mickey Mouse might not be the only international icon of Walt Disney, but he never has to share the limelight with anyone other than his beloved Minnie Mouse. The first character from Walt Disney to gain national and international fame, Mickey continues to this day to capture the hearts of children after more than nine decades. Right now, the 2016 Proof Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- From the Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Series.
- Mintage limited to 3,000 coins only!
- Consists of 22.2 Grams, or .7137 Troy ounces, of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of €10 (Euros) backed by the government of France.
- Reverse includes the image of Mickey Mouse’s face.
- Obverse bears a colorized image of Mickey Mouse from 1928.
Steamboat Willie was released in 1928 as the first animated short film from Walt Disney to feature synchronized sound. Previous Disney animated shorts had cinematic scores, but there had never been a Disney cartoon with animated character sounds. It was also the first cartoon to feature a soundtrack that was entirely post-produced.
The animated short is so significant that it was chosen 13th in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons, and was chosen for preservation in 1998 by the United States’ National Film Registry.
Each of these 2016 Proof Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages coins comes from the Monnaie de Paris, and boasts a stunning proof finish with varying design elements. The greatest of these elements is the use of colorization on the figure of Mickey featured on the obverse.
On the obverse of the 2016 Proof Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages coin you’ll the image of Mickey Mouse. Based upon his original 1928 appearance, you’ll notice Mickey in his iconic red shorts, with white buttons, and his big yellow shoes. In the background is a mirrored finish, left-profile of Mickey’s head.
The reverse of the Mickey Through the Ages Silver Proof includes a right-profile portrait of Mickey Mouse, with his facial features included. His cheerful smile and big eyes are visible, with engravings in his upper ear of the face value, and the year of issue engraved in the lower ear.
Opened in 1864, the Monnaie de Paris is the official sovereign mint of France. Operational since its founding date, the Monnaie de Paris is the oldest institution in the world and has long been the primary producer of coinage and currency for France.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask Silver.com. Our customer service associates are available on the phone at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, and via our email address.