New from the Perth Mint of Australia is the Disney Mickey & Friends collectible coin series featuring colorful images Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck and Pluto.
Officially licensed by Disney, each of the six new coins is struck from one-ounce of 99.9% pure silver to a proof quality finish and is limited to 10,000. Expecting strong demand, the Perth Mint notes that:
"Orders will be fulfilled based on the sequence in which they are received, commencing 15 September 2014. Payment will be debited within 24 hours of receipt of the order."
Reverse coin designs offer an iconic image of a popular Disney character that is set against a film reel background. Inscriptions include the character’s name and "1 oz 999 Fine Silver ©Disney."
Brief design information and an image of each coin follows.
2014 Mickey Mouse Silver Coin
Mickey Mouse 1 Oz Silver Proof Coins show Mickey Mouse wearing his trademark shoes and white gloves.
2014 Minnie Mouse Silver Coin
Minnie Mouse 1 Oz Silver Proof Coins show Minnie Mouse in her trademark red and white polka dot dress.
2014 Donald Duck Silver Coin
2014 Donald Duck 1 Oz Silver Proof Coins show Donald Duck wearing his signature blue sailor suit with a bow tie.
2014 Goofy Silver Coin
2014 Goofy 1 Oz Silver Proof Coins show Goofy wearing a turtle neck, waistcoat, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora.
2014 Daisy Duck Silver Coin
2014 Daisy Duck 1 Oz Silver Proof Coins show Daisy Duck wearing her trademark blouse with puffed short sleeves, a matching hair bow, and heeled shoes.
2014 Pluto Silver Coin
2014 Pluto 1 Oz Silver Proof Coins show Pluto, who is a mustard colored, medium-sized dog with black ears, modelled on the English Pointer breed.
Obverses of each coin offer Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen with surrounding inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, NIUE, TWO DOLLARS, and 2014 year-date.
Disney Coin Specifications
The following table offers a summary of specifications on each Disney-themed silver coin.
|Gold Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (NIUE)||$2|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.35|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||40.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||4.00|
These 2014 Disney Mickey & Friends Coins are issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender of the Pacific Island of Niue.
Prices, Ordering and Packaging
Ordering options include individual coins for AUS $102 (US $95) and a six-coin pack at a special discounted price of AUS $559 (US $519).
2014 Disney Mickey & Friends collectible coins may be ordered from The Perth Mint website at http://www.perthmint.com.au, or use the following affiliate link to visit the page of Perth’s Disney Coins.
Each coin arrives packaged within a perspex display case and film-themed shipper that is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The display case is designed to offer a 360 degree presentation. The shipper, notes the Perth Mint, illustrates the history of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy or Pluto.