This coin is one of six in a series which were recently released by New Zealand Mint.
The Mickey and Friends Limited Edition Disney Collectible coins feature the main Disney characters and are sure to be a big hit with serious collectors and fans alike. The quality of the presentation is great with each coin being displayed in a clear Perspex case. The colours are bright and appealing.
Although Noteworthy does not normally offer items from outside Australia it is understood that these coins were struck by Perth Mint under license from The New Zealand Mint. The coins have virtually sold out in the first few weeks of the opening offer.
The character depicted in this offer is the ever popular Donald Fauntleroy Duck.
His trade mark sailors suit and bow tie along with his furious short temper and mischievous; suspicious nature have made him one of Disney’s most popular all time characters. No other character in the Disney stable has appeared more often in terms of total appearances in cartoon books and film. He has made appearances other guises most notably as Duck Avenger, Superduck and Frank Duck. His partner Daisy Duck and other members of his family such as Scrooge McDuck, Ludwig von Drake and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie have kept us laughing and entranced for more than 4 generations.
The voice behind the character was created by Clarence Charles ‘Ducky’ Nash and he performed this voice over for over 50 years. He passed away aged 80 in 1985. he was also the voice of Tom in the famous ‘Tom and Jerry’ series. A star was laid for Donald Duck on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in honour of his screen and book recognition in 2004.
New Zealand Mint chief executive Simon Harding told Agence France-Presse that a 1,000-coin run of one-ounce (28.3 grams) silver Donald Duck coins recently sold out in seven minutes. Harding also said the the mint plans to release a Disney coin on Niue’s behalf next month that contains one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of gold.
Details of the issue have not yet been released but the gold bullion in the coin is worth US$40,000 alone and only 28 will be made.
Niue, a tiny speck of land with a population of about 1,400 that lies 2,400 kilometres (1,500 miles) northeast of New Zealand, receives a royalty on every coin sold, which is expected to deliver revenues of more than US$4.5 million over the next 10 years.
Each coin is individually presented in a 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