A famous Disney character is celebrating the Year of the Dog on 2018
coins — and it’s not Goofy or Pluto.
The New Zealand Mint
continues its issuance of Disney-licensed coins with a pair of coins
showing Mickey Mouse.
The Lunar Year of the Dog begins in
2018, and Mickey appears on the New Zealand Mint’s first coins in the
lunar coin collection.
The Proof 2018 .999 fine silver $2
coin features on its reverse an engraving of a smiling Mickey Mouse
with a stylized dog, direct from Disney’s Chinese Zodiac Animals
collection. The Chinese character for dog is highlighted in red.
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The same design appears on the reverse of the New Zealand Mint’s
first Lunar Foil, a 5-gram silver rectangular-shaped coin denominated
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The engraved foil includes the image for Year of the Dog from
Disney’s Chinese Zodiac Animals collection, along with the Chinese
character for dog, highlighted in red. The serial number in the
mintage is printed on the reverse of each foil, while the certificate
of authenticity is printed on the packaging.
of both coins features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth
II. The coins are issued under the authority of Niue.
coin is nestled in black velvet inside a red gloss lacquered coin case
that, in turn, is contained within a themed outer box. The certificate
of authenticity sits inside the packaging.
coin has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces and retails for $85 in U.S.
The foil measures 150 millimeters wide and 70
millimeters tall, slightly narrower and taller than a Federal Reserve
note (which measures 156 millimeters wide and 66 millimeters
The foil is housed inside a complementary themed
card that contains space for a personalized message, allowing buyers
to use it as a precious metal gift.
Mintage is limited to
50,000 foils, each priced at $39.
To order the coins,
visit the New Zealand Mint website.