Disney range of silver coins expands to cover Moana, their latest movie

While the New Zealand Mints popular Disney range is at its numismatic best when concentrating on the classic Disney of old, it cannot be denied that the modern movies also attract a rich following. Case in point has been the juggernaut that is the Frozen franchise. Spawning a range of six coloured coins, a hit movie usually leads to a surge in merchandised product. The NZM is obviously hoping that Disney’s latest movie, Moana, enjoys a similarly huge following.

A single coin has been announced for this new movie and it fits in well with others in the Modern Disney range, being a one-ounce coloured silver coin. Depicting the main promotional image for the movie, the design is distinctive, highly colourful and fits the coin area extremely well. Some cool native-style engraving adorns the main background field. Packaging is likewise very bright and attractive, the whole thing having huge shelf appeal for the movie buff. Comprising a coin holder that sits inside a slipcase, it’s a design the NZ Mint uses on several series. Again, it’s less one for the pure numismatic collector, and more one for the movie fan.

Selling for the usual $80.00 USD, the coin mintage is set at 10,000 units. It will be available later today on the NZ Mint website, or from dealers like site sponsors PowerCoin and Minted-UK. It is estimated to be shipping in the next couple of weeks.

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MINTS DESCRIPTION

Moana is an upcoming 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, the 56th Disney animated feature film. It is being directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The film introduces Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and features Dwayne Johnson as Maui. The film’s songs were co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 23, 2016.

SYNOPSIS: On a mystic island in Polynesia, the young princess of the tribe, Moana from Motunui Island, is a born navigator who sets sail in search of a fabled island of mysterious secrets. During her journey, she teams up with her hero and legendary demigod Maui.

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NEW ZEALAND 0.999 SILVER 31.1 g 40.0 mm PROOF 10,000 YES / YES

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