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2014 Disney Mickey and Friends Mickey Mouse 1oz Silver Proof Coin Niue
This coin has really set 2014 on fire amongst collectors of Disney memorabilia around the planet.
The Mickey Mouse 1 oz Silver coin forms a part of the full release of the six 'Mickey and Friends' Limited Edition Disney Collectible coins from New Zealand Mint.
Cartoon fans from around the world have shown their approval with overwhelming sales in a very short period. High quality Disney memorabilia is always a great collectable and these coins will certainly add value as time moves along.
Noteworthy does not normally offer items from outside Australia but it is understood that these coins were struck by Perth Mint under license from The New Zealand Mint.
As we all know, Mickey Mouse is one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world. The distinctive white gloves, high pitched voice and over sized shoes are images ingrained in people the world over. His debut appearance was in the film 'Steamboat Willie' in 1928. Walt Disney himself did the original voice for Mickey from 1928 until 1946 until studio work pressure became to much as his magic kingdom grew. Since then, only four other people have gone on to voice Mickey: first Jim MacDonald, followed by Wayne Allwine, and currently by both Bret Iwan and Chris Diamantopoulos. Mickey has had a formidable career appearing in more than 120 cartoons. He ranks second only to Donald Duck in this regard. Most notably he was the first animated character to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was given his star in 1978 to celebrate his 50th anniversary.
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.
Some surprising Mickey Mouse Facts:
Mickey is estimated to be 2 ft. 3 inches tall and to weigh approximately 23 pounds!
Mickey’s official birthday is Nov. 18, 1928.
Walt Disney had always said that Mickey and Minnie are married but only in private. There was never an on-screen wedding to cement this fact. The man and woman that voiced Minnie and Mickey were actually married in real life.
The first words Mickey ever spoke in a cartoon were: "hot dogs!"
Originally, Walt Disney named Mickey "Mortimer." But Walt's wife convinced him to change it to "Mickey." Mortimer ended up being the name of a new character — Mickey's rival.
Throughout Mickey's career, he's worn a total of 175 outfits! (Minnie's worn over 200!)
Despite his popularity, Mickey took a 30-year hiatus between films. His last cartoon, The Simple Things, premiered in 1953. He would not appear in another cartoon until 1983’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
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 of the Mickey Mouse character waving to his fans 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