Released in 1992, Aladdin was Disney’s 31st animated feature.
It’s based on a Middle Eastern folk tale found in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (aka The Arabian Nights).
The plot unfolds in the fictional Arabian city of Agrabah, where the title character is an impoverished but kind-hearted thief who is entranced by the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine.
Obliged by law to choose a suitor of noble blood, the determined and daring young beauty wishes only to marry for love. Falling for Aladdin during a visit to the market, she’s later left distraught when the evil sorcerer Jafar deceives her into thinking that he’s been executed.
Driving the storyline is the giant-blue Genie of the lamp, who grants Aladdin three wishes. Using his first wish to become Prince Ali-Ababwa, he visits Jasmine and whisks her around the world on a magic carpet.
But Jafar reveals Aladdin’s true identity to Jasmine and banishes him to a frozen wasteland. Aladdin uses the magic carpet to return to the kingdom where he saves his beloved princess, and in so doing proves that even as a commoner he has the bravery, honesty and intelligence to secure her heart.
Acclaimed for her strong-willed and free-spirited personality, Princess Jasmine was central to the box-office success enjoyed by Disney’s Aladdin. With a long swirl of jet black hair and lovely hazel eyes, she’s undoubtedly one of Disney’s most cherished Princesses.
Disney Princess: Jasmine
Struck in proof quality from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coins portray Princess Jasmine surrounded by relief engraved flowers. Issued as legal tender of Niue, no more than 10,000 silver coins and 1,000 gold coins will be released.
Each silver coin is presented in delightful fairy-tale book style packaging incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity. Each gold coin comes in a timber display case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Issued by NZ Mint and Struck by The Perth Mint.
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