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2014 Disney Mickey and Friends Minnie Mouse 1oz Silver Proof Coin Niue
2014 Disney Mickey & Friends Minnie Mouse 1oz Silver Proof Coin Niue
Hot on the heels of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck comes yet another red hot favourite with Disney collectors. This coin featuring Minnie Mouse.
Minnie was originally designed in the fashion of a 1920's "flapper" girl who emerged in the then, very liberal period, of the "Roaring Twenties". Dr. R. Murray-Leslie criticized the craze by commenting "the social butterfly type… the frivolous, scantily-clad, jazzing
flapper, irresponsible and undisciplined, to whom a dance, a new hat, or a man with a car, were of more importance than the fate of nations". Although she has worn many outfits over the years the one depicted on this coin is the most common and includes a short polka-dotted dress with a matching bow and white gloves. Although she always appears in red, she was originally designed to have a blue and green outfit.
The 1929 cartoon The Karnival Kid was somewhat risque for its time when it revealed that she wears black stockings. Her oversized high heeled shoes were her most distinctive article of clothing. When ever she walked or danced, the clip clop of her shoes were usually heard clearly and tended to be in rhythm with the musical soundtrack.
Each coin is individually presented in a clear perspex case allowing 360 degree presentation. The coin case is packaged in a film theme box and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Certificate number may vary from that displayed.
Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The first time Minnie appeared as a co-star alongside Mickey was in 1929 short called "The Barn Dance." In it, Mickey puts balloons in his shorts so he can dance with Minnie without stepping on her feet.
Though Mickey and Minnie have never been married onscreen, Walt Disney said in a 1933 interview that "in private life, Mickey is married to Minnie."
Both of Minnie’s parents are farmers.
Minnie's full name is Minerva.
The current voice of Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor, was married to the voice of Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine, who only recently passed away.
She was first drawn by Ub Iwerks in 1928, as was Mickey Mouse.
Metal 99.9% Fine Silver
Finish Proof / Coloured
Diameter 40 mm (Nominal)
Year of Issue 2014
Weight 1 Troy oz
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The reverse features the iconic image the Minnie Mouse character in her famous flapper girl pose and is set against a relief engraved background.
The Obverse has the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Country of Issue - Niue. - New Zealand