Mickey Mouse is nearly 90 years old! He was “born” in a 1928 test screening of Walt Disney’s short animated film “Plane Crazy,” and his first official appearance was in the 1928 black-and-white film “Steamboat Willie.”
Today, Mickey is a true legend who is one of the best-known characters in the world – and now, you can celebrate his life and career with five stunning silver coins that depict him through the ages.
The five special Disney coins are official legal tender issues and are beautifully enhanced with vintage black-and-white and color images to match his best-known films. Each coin is struck in one full ounce of 99.9% pure silver, so it is the same size and weight as a U.S. Silver Eagle Dollar. However, each commemorative coin is a strictly limited edition – and considering Disney’s massive worldwide following, we expect to sell out of our limited supply very quickly. The coins are issued by the New Zealand Mint as legal tender under the authority of Niue.
Best of all, these coins are officially authorized, so they are genuine Disney limited edition collectibles … and each coin sits in a wooden inner coin case with unique packaging that complements the image on the coin, making them perfect gifts for any Mickey fan. Each coin also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to its silver content and limited edition status.
The five coins are:
Brave Little Tailor. One of the most elaborate Mickey Mouse cartoons ever made, “Brave Little Tailor” appeared in 1938 and was nominated for an Academy Award. The classic image from the film is featured in full color.
The Band Concert. Released in 1935, “The Band Concert” was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon in color. It tells the story of Mickey as a frustrated bandleader and battle with the obnoxious flute-playing Donald Duck. The mintage is limited to 10,000 worldwide.
Fantasia. Disney’s magnificent full-length animated movie Fantasia (1940) included one of Mickey’s most famous appearances. In this classic scene, he is the sorcerer’s apprentice instructing the brooms to carry pails of water – an image that is shown in full color on the coin.
The Gallopin’ Gaucho. One of Mickey’s earliest films was “The Gallopin’ Gaucho” in 1928, in which he plays an adventurous South American hero who falls in love with Minnie Mouse. The classic black-and-white image on the coin depicts Mickey dancing the tango with Minnie.