A new collector proof silver coin struck by the Perth Mint of Australia features popular Disney characters in a festive season’s greetings scene.
Under official license of Disney, the one-half ounce 99.9% pure silver coin offers colorful images of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Pluto and a Christmas Tree. The Disney characters and tree are set against a background of snowflakes and an inscription saying: "Seasons Greetings." Inscriptions toward the edge of the coin read: "1/2 oz 999 Fine Silver ©Disney."
Limited to a mintage of 10,000 and expecting strong demand, the Perth Mint notes that:
"Orders will be fulfilled based on the sequence in which they are received, commencing 22 October 2014. Payment will be debited within 24 hours of receipt of the order."
Similar to other recent Disney coins in both gold and silver, the coin is issued by the New Zealand Mint as legal tender of the Pacific Island of Niue. As such, obverses bear Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen with surrounding inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, NIUE, ONE DOLLAR and the year 2014.
These coins weigh 15.591 grams, have a diameter of 32.60 mm and a thickness of 3.10 mm.
Prices, Ordering and Star-Shaped Coin Capsule
Priced at AUS $63.64, or about US $55.56, the new 2014 Disney Season’s Greetings Silver Proof Coins may be ordered from The Perth Mint website at www.perthmint.com.au, or by using the following affiliate link to visit the page of Perth’s Disney Coins. (As of this writing, the Perth’s website is loading extremely slow.)
In keeping with its holiday theme, the coins ship in a clear, star-shaped coin capsule, which sits inside a book-shaped outer packaging. The capsule comes complete with a ribbon and is ready to be hung on the Christmas tree. Also included on the packaging is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.