Oct 232016
 

Disney’s fourth animated feature, Dumbo, was released 75 years ago on this day in 1941. The loveable baby circus elephant was ridiculed for his enormous ears – but assisted by true friend Timothy, the tiny mouse, Dumbo eventually discovered he could use them to fly!

Celebrating the ever young elephant’s landmark anniversary, these superbly-crafted pure gold and silver coins would make nostalgic keepsakes for those who remember Dumbo when he first appeared, and exciting collectables for all modern-day Disney fans!

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Housed in Disney-themed presentation packaging, no more than 1,000 gold coins and 10,000 silver coins will be released.

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Sep 212016
 

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Released in 1935, The Band Concert was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon made in colour. During the highly acclaimed Disney short, the hero and his band are determined to complete their rendition of The William Tell Overture despite numerous distractions, including an unwelcome flute accompaniment played by none other than Donald Duck!

The Mickey Through the Ages coin collection celebrates Disney’s original, much-loved character during his hugely successful cartoon career. The first release, comprising a 1oz silver proof coin and a 1/4oz gold companion, portrays Mickey from a 1930s promotional poster for The Band Concert.

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Aug 172016
 

The public simply adored Frozen, Disney’s 53rd animated feature based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, The Snow Queen.

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Elsa, recently crowned Queen of Arendelle, possesses icy magic powers that she is increasingly unable to control. After arguing with her younger sister Anna, she inadvertently unleashes perpetual winter on the kingdom and flees to North Mountain where she takes lonely refuge in an ice palace.

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Meanwhile, Anna determines to re-unite the pair and return summer to Arendelle. Accompanied by iceman Kristoff, his reindeer companion Sven, and Olaf the comical snowman,  she tracks down Elsa in her shivery sanctuary. But with mystical trolls and magic at every turn, the sisters’ road to reconciliation proves harrowing – until, in true Disney tradition, ‘love’ saves the day and the sun once again shines brightly on the inhabitants of Arendelle.

Disney Frozen – Magic of the Northern Lights Coin Collection

Frozen generated an avalanche of fans. Audiences empathized particularly strongly, it has been suggested, with the struggles of its flawed heroine and also its dedication to family. A Disney masterpiece, it picked up a swag of honours, including the OSCAR® for best Animated Feature Film at the 2014 ACADEMY AWARDS®.

Now the lead characters from the phenomenally popular movie can be celebrated with these 1oz silver coins officially licensed by Disney. Presented in storybook-style packaging, they picture Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven under a shimmering representation of the Northern Lights – perfect for fans of one of Disney’s most enchanting films yet!

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Aug 152016
 

Released in 1995, Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature film Pocahontas stars the 18-year old daughter of a Native American chief who falls in love with John Smith, an English soldier, during the 17th century settlement of Jamestown.

Beautiful, free-spirited and at one with nature, Pocahontas displays wisdom beyond her years by helping to allay mistrust and conflict between her people and the settlers. Despite injured John Smith’s desire for her to return to England with him, Pocahontas decides to stay with her tribe, but comforts him with the promise that “I’ll always be with you forever”.

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The final release from the Disney Princess collectible coins program portrays delightful imagery of Pocahontas.

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Struck in proof quality from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coins portray Pocahontas surrounded by relief engraved foliage. 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.

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Jun 092016
 

Donald Fauntleroy Duck is arguably Disney’s second most successful cartoon character. For more than 80 years, audiences have found his mischievous nature and agitated temper tantrums impossibly hard to resist.

The rascal with a heart of gold made his cartoon debut on 9 June 1934 in The Wise Little Hen. Less physically rounded in his early appearances, Donald was introduced in his trademark sailor’s shirt, cap and bow tie. Moreover, he communicated in a unique quacking-style, one of the most recognizable character voices in entertainment history.

By 1937, audience reaction to Donald’s comically irascible personality saw him move from supporting character to star in his own right. Nominated for seven ACADEMY AWARDS® to date, he won an OSCAR® statuette in 1943.

Often accompanied by his adorable nephews – Huey, Dewey, and Louie, love interest Daisy Duck, or his thrifty uncle Scrooge McDuck, Donald became cartoon royalty and one of the best-loved animated characters of all time.

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Presenting original and contemporary appearances of Disney’s most famous duck, these 1oz silver coins would delight any Disney cartoon fan.

Limited to a worldwide mintage of 10,000, the Disney – 80th Anniversary of Donald Duck 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin is presented in a wooden display case which comes in an illustrated shipper featuring an image of Donald in The Wise Little Hen.

With the same limited mintage, the Donald Duck 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin is housed in a modern perspex case surrounded by film-themed outer packaging illustrating the history of Donald Duck.

Available from The Perth Mint, both coins are issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue.

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Apr 142016
 

These special releases celebrate the 75th anniversary of the classic Disney animated film Dumbo, which was released on 23 October 1941. Ridiculed for his enormous ears, the loveable baby circus elephant becomes a sensation when he discovers he can use them to fly!

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Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, this coin portrays Dumbo in flight with Timothy the mouse sitting in the brim of his hat.

No more than 10,000 of the 75th Anniversary of Dumbo 2016 1oz Silver Coin will be released, each in an elegant wooden box accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Available in similar presentation packaging with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this 1/4oz version of the coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold. No more than 1,000 of the 75th Anniversary of Dumbo 2016 1/4oz Gold Coin will be released.

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