The New Zealand Mints ‘Disney Princesses’ series powers on into its sixth release, this time featuring one of Disney’s most well loved characters, Snow White, although conspicuous by their absence are the seven dwarves. 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, the fourth was Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast and last month saw Jasmine from Aladdin. A seventh coin will likely come as there’s no indication from the mint that this series is done. We’re still a little surprised the NZ Mint didn’t capitalise on Frozen mania with an Elsa coin.

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.

As we’ve said before, these are aimed more at the gift/Disney memorabilia markets than at numismatists, for whom they have greater appeal. Coin collectors are in the middle of a golden age of coin variety, so will look elsewhere for innovation. Available now from the NZ Mints refreshed e-store, although the Perth Mint distribute and sell these in Australia.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

The fairest of them all, Snow White never stops dreaming that someday her Prince will come. Forced to flee the evil Queen’s murderous jealousy, the innocent Princess finds sanctuary in the Seven Dwarf’s cottage. But even there she is not safe, for the Queen transforms into a witch with a poisoned apple, casting Snow White into a deep sleep until true love’s first kiss from her loving Prince awakens her.

Did you know?
Snow White is based on the German fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. It was the first full-length animated feature film.

REVERSE: This design features Snow White 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