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This lovely 1 Oz Silver coin is the third issue in the “Cars” series and portrays Lightning McQueen's best friend Tow Mater, against an engraved background of the Radiator Springs countryside. The coin has a beautiful coloration, a Proof quality and comes packaged in themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 10.000 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 04/27/2017
Tow Mater is one of the main characters in Cars and its sequels, Cars 2 and Cars 3 as well as Cars Toons. He is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and inspired by a 1951 International Harvester tow truck. Portrayed as Lightning McQueen's best friend and sidekick, he had a breakout role in Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales and in other media related to Cars. Mater's design is based on a 1951 International Harvester boom truck once used to lift equipment from mine shafts in Cherokee County, Kansas. The Route 66 town of Galena is named for the lead sulphite ore galena, to which the series of small mining towns around Baxter Springs owe their boom and subsequent bust. The original truck is currently based at a former Kan-O-Tex Service Station in Galena; the station was restored as a Route 66 diner and souvenir shop by Four Women on the Route one year after the film's 2006 release.
The reverse of the coin features a colourful illustration of the famous Cars Disney movie character – Tow Mater. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Disney PIXAR” and “Cars” – the name of the animated film. On the bottom of the coin, the inscriptions: “1 oz 999 Fine Silver” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “Disney/Pixar”. The coin's obverse features 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.