The New Zealand Mints Disney license carries on with the third in the Classic, or Vintage Disney line to be released. After the extremely popular Steamboat Willie kicked off the whole Disney line last year, this has been the most liked of the various ranges on offer. The second coin celebrated the 80th anniversary of Donald Ducks first appearance and now they’ve moved over to the lady of the house by showcasing Daisy Ducks debut in 1940.

Design wise it’s very much in line with what has gone before and fortunately the character, like Mickey Mouse, is still very recognisable. A criticism levelled at the Donald Duck coin was the depiction of Donald, but that’s hardly the fault of the mint as that’s what it looked like in 1935. Following on from previous entrants in the series, there’s to be a ¼ oz gold coin and a 1 oz silver. Both are clean struck and well presented in the wooden box the NZ Mint usually reserves for its gold coins. The gold will retail for US$615 and the silver for US$85. Daisy Duck has also featured on one of the six Mickey & Friends coins released last year in silver and gold.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Daisy Duck is a sophisticated and feminine Disney cartoon character, beloved by fans around the globe. In the same way as Donald, Daisy is a white duck, defined by her long feminine eyelashes and ruffled tail feathers. She plays the loyal best-friend of Minnie Mouse, and shows a strong affinity and devotion towards Donald.

First voiced by Clarence Nash, Daisy appeared as the character Donna Duck in Don Donald (1937). In this iconic short film Daisy plays a passionate Mexican señorita, capable of switching from warm tenderness to wrath in an instant. In place of what was to become her customary hair bow, she wore a mantilla and comb.

This early depiction of Daisy’s character was to change three short years later, when Daisy Duck was introduced by name in the short film Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940). Her iconic blouses with puffed short sleeves, matching hair bows and heeled shoes, all established the graceful and glamorous character we love today.

Daisy Duck has appeared in a total of fourteen films, multiple television series, comic stories, and games.

This highly collectible coin has a Limited Mintage of only 10,000 coins.

DESIGN: This coin face shows an engraved illustration of Daisy Duck from her debut film appearance in Don Donald. Set against a proof quality background, the design celebrates the 75th Anniversary of this most loved Disney character.

PACKAGING: The Daisy Duck 75th Anniversary 1 oz Silver Coin comes presented in a high-quality wooden inner coin case and themed outer coin packaging, featuring the original Daisy Duck character Donna Duck. The packaging makes this an ideal gift for any Disney fan or coin collector. The Certificate of Authenticity sits within the coin case.

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NZD 0.999 SILVER 31.1 g 40.0 mm PROOF 10,000 YES / YES
$25 NZD 0.999 GOLD 7.78 g 20.6 mm PROOF 1,000 YES / YES
NEW ZEALAND MINT DISNEY