Mickey Mouse has been entertaining crowds and capturing the imagination of children around the world for 88 years. Since his 1928 introduction, the humble little mouse has appeared in countless animated shorts and cartoons, not to mention helping build a theme park dynasty unlike any other. Today, the 2016 5 oz Proof French Gold Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- From Mickey Through the Ages release.
- Limited mintage of only 99 coins.
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure gold.
- Face value of €500 (Euros) is fully backed by France’s government.
- Reverse features the common Mickey Mouse portrait in the series.
- Obverse depicts Mickey Mouse from Plane Crazy.
Each of the coins in the Mickey Mouse Through the Ages release from the Monnaie de Paris features a common reverse design field, and extremely limited mintage figures. These coins, five in total, include two silver and three gold releases with different images of Mickey Mouse from the past 88 years.
In this 2016 5 oz Proof French Gold Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Coin you’ll find imagery reflective of Mickey Mouse from Plane Crazy. Originally created and screen tested in 1928, the film wasn’t distributed until 1929 because the original animated short was a silent film depicting Mickey as he tried to mimic Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight.
On the obverse of the Proof French Gold Mickey Mouse Through the Ages coin is the image of a quizzical Mickey Mouse, as first seen in Plane Crazy. The film didn’t test well originally because it was a silent film, but when it was re-released in 1929 in sound it took off.
The reverse of all 2016 5 oz Proof French Gold Mickey Mouse Through the Ages coins includes the same design featured on all five coins in the collection. The iconic right-profile portrait of Mickey Mouse is captured in brilliant gold relief, with engravings of the face value, year of issue, and Mickey’s name.
Monnaie de Paris, or the Paris Mint, is the official sovereign minting facility of the French government. Originally opened in 864, it is the world’s oldest institution and currently produces Eurozone currency for France and the European Union.
Please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion with any questions you have about the Mickey Mouse Through the Ages coins. You can contact us on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, or via our email address. To see similar products, check out our full selection of Disney Silver Coins.