The Mickey Mouse Through the Ages collection from the New Zealand Mint is part of the wider Disney Classics collection, and provides an insightful look at the changes of Americas most beloved cartoon character over the course of his more than 90 years delighting children and adults around the globe. Today, the 2017 1 oz Niue Mickey Mouse Fantasia Series Gold Proof Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a wooden coin case with themed outer packaging and a Certificate of Authenticity.
- 4th coin in the Mickey Through the Ages series!
- Limited mintage of only 500 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $250 (NZD) is fully backed by Niues government.
- Reverse includes a colorized image of Mickey Mouse.
- Obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each 2017 1 oz Niue Mickey Mouse Fantasia Series Gold Proof Coin available here ships in a beautiful wooden inner case for easy display, and arrives in a Mickey Mouse, Fantasia-themed shipper with full color artwork.
As hard as it may be to imagine today, Mickey Mouse was actually experiencing a dip in popularity during the late 1930s and into the early 1940s. Walt Disney released Fantasia starting in November 1940 with a storyline originally planned for an animated short as The Sorcerers Apprentice. It was written into the storyline of Fantasia as Disneys third-ever feature film.
All 2017 1 oz Niue Mickey Mouse Fantasia Series Gold Proof Coins are part of the Mickey Mouse Through the Ages Collection, which tracks the growth and changes in character of Mickey over the years. This fourth release includes the same features as its predecessors, namely the issue of a 1 oz silver coin, Gram gold coin, oz gold coin, and these 2017 1 oz Niue Mickey Mouse Fantasia Series Gold Proof Coins.
The obverse of the Mickey Mouse Fantasia Series Gold Proof Coin includes the right-profile portrait of Englands Queen Elizabeth II. The longest reigning monarch in the world, and Britains longest-ever reigning monarch, the Queen has sat on the throne of England since her fathers death in 1952.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Niue Mickey Mouse Fantasia Series Gold Proof Coin is the image of Mickey Mouse in .9999 pure gold as the Sorcerers Apprentice in Fantasia. He is depicted directing a broom as it carries a pail of water in each arm for him.
The New Zealand Mint is a private minting facility in the city of Auckland. It strikes a variety of bullion coinage for South Pacific nations, but does not handle the production of New Zealand currency, which is done by the Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint.
Please direct your questions regarding these coins to JM Bullions customer service team at 800-276-6508, or reach out to us online through our live chat and email services.