There is little question that Mickey Mouse is one of the best-known and most-beloved animated characters in the world. Introduced to the world in 1928, Mickey Mouse and his girlfriend Minnie have delighted generations of young children and form the backbone of a multi-billion dollar franchise for the Walt Disney Company. Right now, 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com with NGC certification.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- Struck in 2017!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.
- Mickey Mouse is depicted on the reverse of the coin in Steamboat Willie.
Each 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Coin in this listing is available to you in perfect condition. The NGC assigns a PF70 certification to coins that exhibit full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface areas or design elements of the silver coin.
Steamboat Willie was released as an animated short in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. Although it was the third short featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, it was the first of the three to gain wider distribution. The landmark animated short was the first of its kind to use synchronized sound and the first cartoon with a full post-produced soundtrack.
The reverse field of the 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Coin includes an image of Mickey Mouse from the film. Though Mickey and Minnie had previously appeared in Plane Crazy earlier in 1928, that film and another didn’t gain the distribution of Steamboat Willie.
On the obverse face of the 2017 Proof Silver Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Coin is Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint of England. It featured on British coins until 2015, Australian coins until 2018, and is still in use on New Zealand currency, as well as the coinage of Niue and Tuvalu.
The New Zealand Mint has more than four decades of experience producing silver and gold bullion in the South Pacific. Known as the mint of the South Pacific colloquially, the private minting operation in Auckland produces bullion coinage for the likes of Fiji, Niue, and Tuvalu. Proof coins such as these have the NZ Mint logo, which depicts the four stars from the New Zealand flag known as the Southern Cross constellation.
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