One of the most popular gold coin collections in recent memory from the New Zealand Mint has been the Mickey Through the Ages Collection. Featuring depictions of Mickey Mouse from his earliest appearances in Walt Disney Productions’ films, you will find designs from classics such as Plane Crazy, Gallopin Gaucho, and Fantasia. Included in this collection is the 1947 depiction of Mickey Mouse from Mickey’s Delayed Date. Today, 2017 1/4 oz Proof Gold Niue Mickey Mouse Mickey’s Delayed Date Series coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a wooden display case that includes a themed shipper and Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in the Mickey Through the Ages Collection!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- The face value of $25 is fully backed by the government of Niue.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Mickey races to meet Minnie Mouse on the reverse.
The Mickey Through the Ages Collection from the New Zealand Mint captures iconic depictions of Mickey Mouse from some of the earliest animated shorts and cartoon films from Walt Disney Productions. Mickey’s Delayed Date was released on October 3, 1947, and is notable as representing the final film in which Walt Disney personally voiced the character he created: Mickey Mouse.
All 2017 1/4 oz Proof Gold Niue Mickey Mouse Mickey’s Delayed Date Series Coins are individually housed and shipped in themed packaging. The coins are housed inside of inner wooden cases and come with a colorized, themed shipper that depicts Mickey Mouse from the 1947 animated classic. Each coin also comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity from the New Zealand Mint.
On the obverse of the 2017 Proof Gold Niue Mickey Mouse Mickey’s Delayed Date Series coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile bust is the fourth-generation portrait of Her Majesty to feature on British, Australian, and Commonwealth coins. It was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint of England and remains popular on other Commonwealth coin programs.
The reverse of 2017 1/4 oz Proof Gold Niue Mickey Mouse Mickey’s Delayed Date Coins is the image of Mickey Mouse in a tattered tuxedo as he races to make his date with Minnie Mouse. In the animated film, viewers first encounter an exhausted Mickey Mouse sleeping on the couch as his phone rings off the hook. When he answers it he is greeted by the angry voice of Minnie Mouse wondering why he hasn’t made their date.
The remainder of the short follows Mickey as he gets dressed in his tuxedo for the party the two are set to attend. As he races to meet her, Mickey not only loses their tickets, but his tuxedo is trashed by the water of a passing car. Fortunately, his trusted dog Pluto was following him and retrieved the tickets. Even better, the party the two are attending is a “hard-times” costume party.
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