Six of the most recognizable animated characters in the world appear again on coins with the continuation of the unique Disney Mickey & Friends collectible series.
Under official license of Disney, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck and Pluto all are featured on new 1/4 oz gold proof coins. A special six-coin set is also available.
"Struck by The Perth Mint and released by New Zealand Mint, each coin celebrates one of Disney’s most cherished characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto," describes The Perth Mint of Australia on its website. "These releases form part of a two-year program of regular releases featuring Disney’s most loved characters."
Disney character coins were introduced earlier this year with gold and silver issues celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Mickey Mouse in his debut film — Steamboat Willie. Demand was intense for the strikes and a sell-out happened shortly after their April release.
In June, Donald Duck gold and silver coins followed. They feature a reverse design of Donald as he looked in his debut film appearance in The Wise Little Hen (1934).
August saw the release of silver coins with the same basic character designs that are also featured on these new gold coins.
Brief design information and an image of each new coin follows.
2014 Mickey Mouse Gold Coin
Adorned in his trademark shoes and gloves, Mickey Mouse is shown on the reverse of this gold proof coin with his arms outstretched. A film reel is seen in the background.
2014 Minnie Mouse Gold Coin
Mickey’s true love, Minnie, is shown on the reverse of the second Disney coin. Dressed in her familiar polka dot dress, Minnie is seen in front of a film reel.
2014 Donald Duck Gold Coin
No Disney coin series would be complete without one depicting the temperamental Donald Duck. For the reverse of this coin, Donald appears in his signature sailor suit in front of the standard film reel background.
2014 Daisy Duck Gold Coin
Daisy Duck is seen on the reverse of the fourth program coin. Serving as Donald’s love interest, Daisy appears in a pair of heels and a hair bow.
2014 Goofy Gold Coin
Adding comic relief to the line-up, Goofy is on the reverse of this gold proof coin. The design includes his signature tall hat.
2014 Pluto Gold Coin
Finally, Mickey’s faithful companion Pluto is seen on the reverse of the last Disney coin. Pluto is in a sitting stance with his tail curling around in front.
Disney Coin Specifications
These Disney gold coins have the following specifications:
|Gold Content (Troy oz)||0.25|
|Monetary Denomination (NIUE)||$25|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||7.777|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||20.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||2.00|
Prices, Ordering and Packaging
Individual Disney gold coins may be ordered for AUS $704.55, or about US $628. The six-coin set is offered at the discounted price of AUS $4,045.45, or about US $3,606.
2014 Disney Mickey & Friends collectible gold 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 is presented in a classic wooden coin case and includes a certificate of authenticity.