Steamboat Willie has been at the helm of Disney animation from the early days, steering it forward through the seas of imagination. Through the decades since its release, Steamboat Willie has received widespread critical acclaim, not only for introducing one of the world’s most popular cartoon characters, but for its innovation. In 1994, Steamboat Willie was voted 13th greatest cartoon of all time.
Each coin is individually engraved with its unique certificate number and is the latest release in the Officially licenced Disney Collectible Coins series.
REVERSE: This coin face captures a still frame from the iconic scene where Mickey Mouse is seen cheerfully standing at the boats wheel. Wrapped around the top of the coin is the engraved name of this breakthrough cartoon, Steamboat Willie, and the year of its release, 1928.
OBVERSE: This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
PACKAGING: The Limited Edition Steamboat Willie 1 kg Gold Coin is presented in a classic and solid wooden coin case, which sits inside a Steamboat Willie themed outer coin case. When opened, the coin and certificate of authenticity may be proudly placed on display.
The Steamboat Willie 1 oz Silver Coin is presented in an elegant Steamboat Willie themed sliding coin case. When opened, the coin and Certificate of Authenticity are displayed.
The latest in what is turning into a flood of Disney releases this year is one themed for love, although admittedly between two rodents… I can’t say I was eager to see this one, but I’m pleasantly surprised at the quality of the artwork for its given theme. Unlike the Steamboat Willie coins, this is clearly aimed at the gift market, something the New Zealand Mint have done well at with their innovative packaging in the past, as well as producing a healthy selection of jewellry. Not really one for the numismatist, but Valentines Day Romeos may wish to try their luck.
Available to pre-order now for $109 NZD ($84 USD, £53, €68), they start to ship from the end of next week.
Mickey and Minnie have been in love from the moment they met. This charming and romantic Disney Collectible Coin features an image of Mickey and Minnie kissing, set against a proof quality background engraved with words of love. This highly collectible coin has a Limited Mintage of only 10,000 coins and is the first Love-themed Disney coin released by New Zealand Mint.
REVERSE: This coin features an image of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, set against a proof quality background engraved with words of love.
OBVERSE: This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Country of Issue – Niue.
PACKAGING: The Crazy in Love 1 oz Silver Coin comes presented in a colourful Love-themed card-style coin case. The packaging allows for writing a short personalised message and makes an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for any Disney fan or coin collector. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed onto the packaging.