The New Zealand Mint is ready with the first release of 2017 in the Mickey Through the Ages collection, and it takes you back 90 years to the second-ever film featuring the lovable mouse who has become a global icon in the last century. Right now, the 2017 1/2 Gram Niue Mickey Mouse Gallopin’ Gaucho Series Gold Proof Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a themed presentation card with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 5th release in the Mickey Through the Ages Collection!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
- Contains 1/2 Gram (.01607 Troy oz) of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $2.50 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse depicts Mickey Mouse from The Gallopin’ Gaucho.
Each of the 2017 1/2 Gram Niue Mickey Mouse Gallopin’ Gaucho Series Gold Proof Coins in this listing is part of the Mickey Through the Ages collection from the New Zealand Mint. Each new coin released in the series features Mickey Mouse from one of the many early works of Walt Disney that introduced the beloved character to the world.
Your 2017 1/2 Gram Niue Gallopin’ Gaucho Gold Proof ships sealed inside of a themed presentation card, which includes a Certificate of Authenticity printed on the back side of the card.
The Gallopin Gaucho debuted in theaters in 1928, and was just the second film ever featuring Mickey Mouse. The film debuted just months after Plane Crazy was released, which also features in the Mickey Through the Ages collection, and a year before the immensely popular Steamboat Willie. The Gallopin’ Gaucho, unlike the latter film, was a silent film.
On the reverse of the 2017 1/2 Gram Niue Mickey Mouse Gallopin’ Gaucho Series Gold Proof coin you’ll find the image of Mickey from the feature film. Mickey and Minnie Mouse both appeared together again in The Gallopin’ Gaucho, and the six-minute film marked the last time that Walt Disney performed the voice of Minnie in cartoons.
The obverse of all 2017 1/2 Gram Niue Mickey Mouse Gallopin’ Gaucho Series Gold Proof coins includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait is from 1998 and was created by Ian Rank-Broadley, and appears on the obverse of all commonwealth coinage.
Located in Auckland, the New Zealand Mint is the only operational mint facility in the country. However, it is not the sovereign mint of the nation, but instead operates as a private company. All New Zealand currency is struck by the Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint instead.
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