If there’s anything more popular than investing in gold and silver in the 21st century, it is the ever-present image and power of Disney. Powered for nearly a century by the lovable image of a mouse, Disney has grown from its cartoon base of simple characters and princesses to include a vast array of theme parks, films, and merchandise products.
Combining these two in-demand products together on a regular basis, mints and refineries around the globe are beginning to introduce silver collectible coins featuring the images of some of the most beloved characters from numerous Disney franchises. Among the most popular and visible items are those bearing the image of Mickey Mouse, but one of the strongest franchises for Disney are its many princess-themed films.
Whether it’s the lovable Mickey Mouse or the fairy tale stories of Disney Princesses, old and new, Disney Silver Coins are gaining popularity at the moment for their beautiful design and impressive silver content.
The first Disney Silver Coin series to focus solely on one film from its beloved collection of princess-themed animated classics is the Frozen-inspired Magic of the Northern Lights Series. This five-coin series from the New Zealand Mint is set to feature all of the major characters from the beloved Norse princess film. Each of the releases in the series shares a set of commonalities that you’ll find across the various designs, including:
The obverse side of each of the coins in this series features the familiar right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, and represents the fourth-generation portrait of the Queen to feature on commonwealth coinage during her reign. Engravings include the nation of issue, year of issue, and face value of the coin.
On the reverse of each Frozen Disney Silver Coins you’ll find a different colorized image representing one of the major characters from the film. To date, just three releases are available and those designs include the following:
The Mickey Mouse Through the Ages release of coins is part of the larger Disney Classics coins, also from the New Zealand Mint. These coins celebrate the change roles and images of Mickey dating back to his introduction in Steamboat Willy in 1928. In this particular release, Mikey is featured in his role as the bandleader from The Band Concert.
Released in 1935, The Band Concert is notable in Disney history because it was the first animated short released in color. Mickey is depicted as a bandleader trying to get through the William Tell Overture despite the constant interruptions and distractions from Donald Duck, who is supposed to be a concessions vendor during the performance.
Like so many of the New Zealand Mint’s coins, including all Disney Silver Coins, the obverse face of these coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from Ian Rank-Broadley. Her Majesty’s portrait appears on the obverse of all commonwealth coins, and has since her ascension to the throne in 1952. This portrait from Broadley is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen.
Unlike the Magic of the Northern Lights series, the Mickey Mouse Band Concert Coins are available in both gold and silver. The gold coins in the series differ however from the 1 oz Silver version of the coin. Each 2016 1 oz New Zealand Mickey Mouse The Band Concert Series Silver Coins features a brilliant, colorized depiction of Mickey Mouse as the bandleader on the reverse face. Mickey is featured conducting the band, with his wand in his right hand and musical notes filling the air around him.
Meanwhile, on the reverse of each gold coin in the series you’ll find just the image of Mickey serving as the conductor of the band in pure gold, standing on a small soapbox with sheet music strewn about on the floor in front of him and musical notes swirling around.
Mintage figures vary for each release in this series. The 1 oz gold coin has a limited worldwide mintage of just 500 coins in total, while the 1 oz silver coin has a more robust mintage of 10,000 coins.
The New Zealand Mint is a private company with its headquarters in the capital of Auckland. The mint excels in producing legal tender collectible coins, gold bullion products, and medallions. It was founded over 40 years ago, and today it is the only precious metal mint located in New Zealand. Central to its global status, the New Zealand Mint can boast that it was one of the world’s first mints to adopt .9999 purity as a standard in its gold bullion products.
The mint sources all of its precious metals from international locations, producing coins and medallions using a minimum fineness of .999 for silver and .9999 for gold. The quality and impressive nature of the designs on New Zealand Mint coins puts it among the elite in the world of precious metals, with several coin programs that are coveted by the global community.
At JM Bullion, you have the option of paying for your Disney Silver Coins with a variety of payment methods. We accepted Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards, paper checks, bank wire transfers, and PayPal fund transfers. Credit/debit cards take an average of one business day to process. Bank wire and PayPal transfers often process immediately. Payment by paper check requires four to six business days to clear the bank.
If you opt to pay via paper check, you’ll enjoy the highest maximum purchase amount available from JM Bullion, as well as a 4% discount on your total purchase price. Those paying via bank wire transfer also enjoy a 4% discount on the total purchase of goods. All shipments from JM Bullion are sent in discreet packaging to ensure the security of your packages during deliver. We are also proud to offer you free shipping and insurance for all your Disney Silver coins purchases over $99.
The United States Postal Service and UPS are our official shipping partners. Should your package become lost or get stolen at some point during delivery, JM Bullion will work with the carrier to recover your packages if possible. If that is not successful, we will work to provide you with a replacement product (depending upon availability) or provide you with a refund for your purchase.
If you have any questions about Disney Silver Coins, please don’t hesitate to contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also reach out to us online using our live web chat and email services. Keep your eyes open and perusing the JM Bullion online catalog as more Disney Silver Coins are sure to arrive in the future.