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If there’s anything more popular than investing in gold and silver in the 21st century, it is the ever-present image and power of Disney. Powered for nearly a century by the lovable image of a mouse, Disney has grown from its cartoon base of simple characters and princesses to include a vast array of theme parks, films, and merchandise products.
Combining these two in-demand products together on a regular basis, mints and refineries around the globe are beginning to introduce silver collectible coins featuring the images of some of the most beloved characters from numerous Disney franchises. Among the most popular and visible items are those bearing the image of Mickey Mouse, but one of the strongest franchises for Disney are its many princess-themed films.
Whether it’s the lovable Mickey Mouse or the fairy tale stories of Disney Princesses, old and new, Silver Disney Coins are gaining popularity at the moment for their beautiful design and impressive silver content. Currently, there are two major world mints producing Silver Disney Coins. Explore your options below!
The first Silver Disney Coin series to focus solely on one film from its beloved collection of princess-themed animated classics is the Frozen-inspired Magic of the Northern Lights Series. This five-coin series from the New Zealand Mint features all of the major characters from the beloved Norse princess film. Each of the releases in the series shares a set of commonalities that you’ll find across the various designs, including:
The obverse side of each of the coins in this series features the familiar right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, and represents the fourth-generation portrait of the Queen to feature on commonwealth coinage during her reign. Engravings include the nation of issue, year of issue, and face value of the coin.
On the reverse of each Frozen Silver Disney Coins you’ll find a different colorized image representing one of the major characters from the film. To date, just three releases are available and those designs include the following:
For the Mickey Through the Ages collection, the New Zealand Mint has followed a popular design motif in its catalog that focuses on the many characters made popular by the Walt Disney Company over the course of nearly 90 years. Of course, chief among those characters is the mascot for the entire company, Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse made his debut in a brief pre-screening of the animated short Plane Crazy in 1928, but he would later become a national phenomenon in the United States in 1928 with the release of Steamboat Willie. That latter animated short was the first ever created that synced the voices and sounds of Mickey Mouse with the actions on the screen, and also introduced the world to his girlfriend, Minnie Mouse.
From there, Mickey Mouse has exploded into a global cultural icon that is recognized easily by children and adults around the globe. The Mickey Through the Ages collection from the New Zealand Mint chronicles the maturation and appearances of Mickey Mouse over the course of his early animated shorts and, eventually, more recent films. Each new release in the Mickey Through the Ages Series includes a 1 oz Silver Disney Coin, featuring Mickey Mouse from a different era and animated short or feature film.
Common facets across all Silver Disney Coins in this series include:
There are a total of four designs available at the moment depicting Mickey Mouse from the earliest eras of animated shorts and feature films by Walt Disney. The designs available include the following, in order of release:
All Silver Disney Coins in the Mickey Through the Ages collection feature the same obverse design set. On the obverse of all coins is the iconic image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of commonwealth coinage since 1952 when she ascended to the throne of England. This depiction comes from Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998 and is the fourth-generation image of the Queen.
Silver Disney Coins are available in a variety of Disney-themed design ranges, and not all of them fall into a sequential series. Some are merely struck as part of larger collections aimed at representing an entire lineup, such as the Disney Princesses collection or the Disney Classics collection. Each of these coins has different mintage figures, but they both share the common obverse design of all New Zealand Mint coins; the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Currently available silver coins on Silver.com from other Silver Disney Coin collections include the following two options:
The official sovereign mint of France, the Monnaie de Paris (or Paris Mint), has recently introduced its own Mickey Through the Ages collection of coins. Featuring silver and gold options, this is the only program that includes two Silver Disney Coins in a Mickey-themed design.
One of the two coins is the 2016 Proof Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages coin, which includes 22.2 Grams, or .7137 Troy ounces, of actual silver content and a face value of €10 (Euros). It has a limited mintage of 3,000 coins and arrives in a plastic flip. Details of the design include:
The second of the two Silver Disney Coins in this Paris Mint collection is the 2016 5 oz Proof Silver French Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin. This product has a limited mintage of 500 coins only, feature 5 Troy ounces of actual silver content, and bears a face value of €50 (Euros). Details of this coin’s design include:
The Monnaie de Paris is the official sovereign mint of the French government. Created in 864, it is the oldest continually operating institution in the world and originally shared the duty of French coining with smaller, provincial mints in France. Today it is the primary issuer of French currency.
The New Zealand Mint is a private company with its headquarters in the capital of Auckland. The mint excels in producing legal tender collectible coins, gold bullion products, and medallions. It was founded over 40 years ago, and today it is the only precious metal mint located in New Zealand. Central to its global status, the New Zealand Mint can boast that it was one of the world’s first mints to adopt .9999 purity as a standard in its gold bullion products.
The mint sources all of its precious metals from international locations, producing coins and medallions using a minimum fineness of .999 for silver and .9999 for gold. The quality and impressive nature of the designs on New Zealand Mint coins puts it among the elite in the world of precious metals, with several coin programs that are coveted by the global community.
When you purchase Silver Disney Coins on Silver.com, you’ll find a number of payment methods available to complete your transaction. We accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as paper checks, Pay Pal transfers, and bank wire transfers. Credit and debit cards have a maximum purchase of $5,000 and generally take one business day to process.
Paper checks have a 4% discount relative to credit and debit cards, as well as a higher maximum of $50,000, but take four to six business days to process. Pay Pal transfers are capped at $10,000 and process instantaneously. Bank wire transfers have the only minimum purchase, at $2,500, but also have the highest maximum at $150,000 and process instantaneously.
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