Art of Collecting
Celebrate 100 years of the curious and mischievous Felix the Cat with this 1oz silver coin. Today, we have a look at what this special coin has to offer.
Felix the Cat had a very humble beginning as a curious and mischievous little cat conceived by New Jersey cartoonist Otto Messmer. His first public appearance was in a 1919 short film called “Feline Follies”. Soon Felix was playing in every silent movie house in the world…he was suddenly an overnight sensation!
Felix made the transition to print when he appeared in over 250 newspapers, 70 different languages, reaching practically every corner of the globe.
He was even the first image ever broadcast over television airwaves. In total Felix appeared in over 100 silent cartoons throughout the 1920s and 1930s. He is surely one of the most popular and enduring animated characters!
Measuring 40 mm in diameter, the coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of felix the cat. The reverse of the coin shows an engraved image of felix welcoming you by extending a handshake. The background shows different angles of the face of felix together with his name “FELIX THE CAT” highlighted in red. The 100th anniversary is also stamped on the coin with the digit 100 made up of squares attributing the success to television.
The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “NIUE” – the issuing country and “2019” – the year of issue.
The coin arrives in a high-quality coin case with wood like texture and an eye-catching 100th Anniversary themed box. The coin case has a magnet attached within to allow the coin to stand as depicted in the picture.
The theme box shows felix waving his hat, the date 1919, his birthdate and various fun facts of felix.
The Certificate of Authenticity is also themed and sits within the coin case. A mintage of only 2019 silver coins reflects the anniversary date.
All in all, a special coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of this funny animated character. Fans of felix might like to know that a gold 1/4 oz coin with a different design is also available.
Show your support to felix now!