Art of Collecting
Move over mickey! Let me have some screen time. Disney classic returns with Minnie Mouse Polka Dots Disney 1 Oz coin in gold and silver.
Disney’s Minnie Mouse has been a star and a fashionista since she first burst onto the screen in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928. Minnie has appeared in over 70 cartoons with Mickey Mouse and Pluto. Walt Disney himself provided the voice for Minnie in the earliest cartoons, but from early 1930s that role was passed on to other staff members. She has been a popular character at the Disney parks, where 1986 was declared Minnie’s year, giving her much deserved recognition for the joy she has brought to many during her illustrious career.
Measuring 40mm in diameter for the silver variant and 32mm for gold, these are 1 oz coins with ultra high relief engraving invoking a 3D feel to the coin. The reverse of the coin shows Minnie Mouse as she appeared in Disney cartoons and rocking her famous polka dots dress.
The polka dots were a pattern that Minnie helped make into a pop culture trend. We often see shirts, bags and bowties designed with polka dots catered for both gender and wide range of audience. The background of the coin have polka dots decorated around it replicating a classic and timeless design.
The word font “MINNIE MOUSE” is engraved with a cartoonish font, together with “Disney”, the licensed company.
The gold variant though smaller in size, appears brighter but still maintains a classic look similar to the silver variant.
The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “NIUE” – the issue country, “2019” – the year of issue and “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen.
The coin is presented in a high quality wooden box and a Minnie Mouse themed packaging. Packaging is similar for both gold and silver variant. However, there is a limited mintage of 10,000 pieces for silver and just 500 pieces for gold.
These coins are another fantastic release by the New Zealand Mint and are made with obvious appeal to Disney fans. Children would love this and guy could get it for themselves or as a gift to their counterparts.
Minnie Mouse is winking at you. Come get me!