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This 1 Oz Pure Silver coin, fifth issue in the “Mickey Through the Ages” series, celebrates the much-loved Disney character Mickey Mouse and his cartoon career through the decades. The coin features an image of Mickey, as seen in the animation The Gallopin’ Gaucho, and comes in a wooden inner case with themed outer packaging, Certificate of Authenticity included. Mintage of 10.000 pieces.
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Availability date: 02/08/2017
Mickey Mouse is one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world. His shoes and white gloves have become recognisable around the globe. Soon after Walt Disney first imagined the character on a train ride from New York to Los Angeles, Mickey officially debuted in the historic 1928 short film Steamboat Willie.
Going on to appear in over 120 cartoons, Mickey became the first animated character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mickey’s famously shy, falsetto voice, was originally performed by Walt Disney himself. Mickey Mouse has played almost every role imaginable, from fireman, cowboy, and inventor, through to a plumber. His endearing personality has captured the imagination of cultures and generations around the world.
The reverse of the coin features a classic black and white image of Disney’s Mickey Mouse dancing the tango with Minnie Mouse, as seen in The Gallopin’ Gaucho (1928), against an engraved background. On the coin’s reverse, the inscriptions: “1 Oz 999 Fine Silver” - the weight and the fineness of Silver, “Disney” and “The Gallopin’ Gaucho, 1928” - the name of the coin. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” - the name of the Queen, “NIUE” - the issue country, “TWO DOLLARS” - the face value and “2017” - the issue year.