More than 90 years ago, Mickey Mouse made his debut on the big screen in the animated short film Steamboat Willie. This cartoon is nothing like the modern Mickey Mouse animations youll find today, but it was a groundbreaking animated short in its day and set the stage for the explosive growth in the last several decades of Mickey Mouse and all things Disney. The 2017 1 oz Proof Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Silver Coin is now available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Coin arrives inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- Issued in 2017!
- Limited availability of certified perfect coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (NZD) by Niue.
- Bears a Grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse includes an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the iconic image of Mickey Mouse at the helm of a steamboat in Steamboat Willie.
Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks created the character now known as Mickey Mouse in the 1920s. The very first appearance of Mickey Mouse, and his girlfriend Minnie, came in 1928 with the release of the animated short Steamboat Willie. In addition to introducing the world to Mickey Mouse, this animated short was significant in many other ways.
Steamboat Willie was just the third animated short featuring Mickey Mouse, but it was actually the first to be distributed widely. Having recently seen The Jazz Singer, Walt Disney wanted to produce the first fully synchronized cartoon with sound.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Silver Coin is a depiction of Mickey Mouse standing in the wheelhouse of a steamboat handling the wheel. He is wearing a captains hat and his trademark shorts and shoes. The logo of the NZ Mint is featured prominently within the design as well.
The obverse side of the 2017 Proof Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Silver Coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation design from the Royal Mint of England and was designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. This particular design was widely used throughout Commonwealth nations such as New Zealand, Niue, and Tuvalu in the South Pacific.
These 2017 1 oz Proof Niue Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Silver Coins are available to you today in perfect condition from the NGC. Coins in PF70 condition have full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind present on the surface areas or design elements.
We encourage JM Bullion customers to call us at 800-276-6508 with questions when they buy silver. You can also connect to us online through our live chat and email address features.