The New Zealand Mints ‘Disney Princesses’ series reaches its fifth release, this time featuring Princess Jasmine from the hit movie, Beauty and the Beast. The first coin in this new series had its debut back in January featuring Cinderella, the second coin depicted Aurora, the lead of one of Disney’s most popular movies, Sleeping Beauty, the third the Princess Aurora from The Little Mermaid and the fourth was Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. A sixth coin, Snow White, will launch on 14th August.

As usual, the two formats being offered are a 1oz coloured proof silver and a ¼oz proof gold. These seem to be the same formats that the New Zealand Mint is sticking with for the Disney coins, matching those used for the six-coin Mickey and Friends set, and the highly regarded ‘Classic Disney’ coins, ‘Steamboat Willie’, Donald Ducks 80th Anniversary and Daisy Ducks 75th Anniversary

These are clearly aimed more at the gift/Disney memorabilia markets than to coin collectors, and our early supposition that there would be five coins in the series has been blown away. Available now from the NZ Mints refreshed e-store, or our Aussie readers can buy from the mint that struck the coins, Perth.

A clean, attractive coin for fans of Disney animation, the whole series isn’t pushing any boundaries, but is well struck and tightly themed, making a cohesive set.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Add some magic to your Disney Princess Coin Collection with this Disney Princess 1 oz Silver Coin. The themed packaging makes an ideal gift for any Disney fan or coin collector. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed onto the packaging.

Princess Jasmine is the heroine character of Disney’s 1992 and 31st animated feature film Aladdin. Jasmine is an independent-minded young woman who isn’t going to be married off to anyone, but is determined to marry for love.

The movie Aladdin based on a Middle Eastern folk tale found in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (aka The Arabian Nights). It tells the story of a street smart young thief in the mythical city of Agrabah, who meets and falls in love with the Sultan’s beautiful daughter Princess Jasmine.

Confined within the palace, Jasmine must choose a suitor of noble blood by the time she is sixteen, because that is the law.  She keeps rejecting her suitors, as she wants to marry for love and ends up running away from home in disguise, and meeting the handsome young market boy Aladdin. He is an impoverished but kind-hearted thief who is entranced by the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine.

Driving the storyline is the giant-blue Genie of the lamp, who grants Aladdin three wishes. Using his first wish to become Prince Ali-Ababwa, he visits Jasmine and successfully woos her during their magic carpet ride together. But Jafar reveals Aladdin’s true identity to Jasmine and makes her a slave. Despite his banishment to the ends of the Earth, Aladdin returns to the kingdom to save his beloved princess, and in so doing proves that even as a commoner he has the bravery, honesty and intelligence to secure her heart.

Acclaimed for her strong-willed and free-spirited personality, Princess Jasmine was central to the box-office success enjoyed by Disney’s Aladdin. With a long swirl of jet black hair and stunning hazel eyes, she’s undoubtedly one of Disney’s most cherished princesses.

REVERSE: This design features Princess Jasmine surrounded by relief engraved flowers.

OBVERSE: This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

PACKAGING: The 1oz silver coin comes presented in delightful fairy-tale book style packaging. The themed packaging makes this coin an ideal gift for any Disney fan or coin collector. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed onto the packaging.

The ¼oz Gold Coin comes presented in delightful fairy-tale styled outer packaging and a high-quality wooden inner coin case. The themed packaging makes this coin an ideal gift for any Disney fan or coin collector. The Certificate of Authenticity sits within the packaging.

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SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 NEW ZEALAND $25 NEW ZEALAND
COMPOSITION 0.999 SILVER 0.9999 GOLD
WEIGHT 31.10 g 7.78 g
SIZE 40.0 mm 20.0 mm
FINISH PROOF PROOF
MINTAGE 10,000 1,000
BOX / COA YES / YES (SERIALISED) YES / YES (SERIALISED)
NEW ZEALAND MINT