Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disney characters on silver coins
- Published: Sep 8, 2014, 6 AM
Mickey Mouse and five of his friends are now available in a series of 2014 collector coins for Niue.
The New Zealand Mint and the Perth Mint have cooperated with Disney to issue the licensed coin series, which began in April with the release of a Steamboat Willie design. The series continued in June by celebrating the anniversary of Donald Duck. Both coins sold out their 10,000 mintage limit quickly.
Now, the modern designs of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Pluto and Goofy are being celebrated with coins. Each character appears in color on the reverse of the new coins.
Sales of the 2014 Proof .999 fine silver $2 coins for Niue began Aug. 21, with the official release scheduled for Sept. 25.
The “Mickey and Friends” series are the first colorful Disney coins in the series, as earlier issues were not colorized.
The Proof coins weigh 31.135 grams and measure 40.6 millimeters in diameter, and also have a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces each.
The obverse of each coin shows the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each is individually packaged in a display case which sits inside a film-reel-themed box.
Quarter-ounce gold versions of the six Mickey and Friends coins will go on sale Sept. 22.
The New Zealand Mint and the Perth Mint offer the coins to collectors in North America. The retail price in U.S. dollars is $93.27 each from the New Zealand Mint, and $95.27 from the Perth Mint. Shipping and handling are additional charges.
To order the Mickey coin, click here or here. To order the Minnie coin, click here or here. The Donald Duck coin is available here or here, and the Daisy Duck coin may be purchased here or here. To buy the Goofy coin, click here or here, and to collect the Pluto coin, click here or here.
A set of all six coins is available for $513 from the New Zealand Mint, or $523.69 from the Perth Mint. To buy the set from the New Zealand Mint, visit its website. The Perth Mint also offers the set through its website.
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