Maleficent is the second of Disney’s Evil Queens to join the NZ Mint’s latest silver coin series



A new addition to the Disney behemoth, Disney Villains will star more interesting characters than the usual, tedious goodies that tend to populate coins featuring this media giants many properties.  The first coin depicted the Evil Queen and this time out we have another scumbag, Maleficent, from the movie Sleeping Beauty. Disney have a knack of creating some striking imagery in their old animated movies and Maleficent is a perfect example.

The coin is attractive enough, if lacking in ambition. A coloured 40mm proof silver coin is a common item from this Auckland-based mint, but despite that, the image on it is a fine one and the colour hasn’t been overdone. The obverse is the usual effigy of an actual Queen, Maelizabeth…

We love the packaging used for these. A book-style box is a decent size to display, but not excessively large. Good quality and good looking sums it up and it’s well themed. Mintage is capped at 10,000 pieces and it’s available to order now from the NZ Mint direct, or from several of our sponsors, amongst others. It has a recommended price of $85.00 USD.

REVERSE: features a full colour image of the diabolically devious, Maleficent, from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Pictured in full colour against an engraved background, she is accompanied by the phrase, “Mistress of all Evil”

OBVERSE: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2018 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.

DENOMINATION $1 New Zealand (Niue ISland)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
FINISH Proof with colour
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes