MICKEY MOUSE 90th ANNIVERSARY 2018 Niue 1/4oz gold coin

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Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary 2018 Niue 1/4oz proof gold coin

Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary 2018 Niue 1/4oz proof gold coin: engraved images of Mickey as his Steamboat Willie character from
1928. Mickey’s birthday, is officially November 18 –and this collection honors of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928 

Steamboat Willie is a 1928 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black-and-white by Walt Disney Studios and was released by Celebrity Productions. The cartoon is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse and his girlfriend Minnie, although both the characters appeared several months earlier in a test screening of Plane Crazy. Steamboat Willie was the third of Mickey’s films to be produced, but was the first to be distributed because Walt Disney, having seen The Jazz Singer, had committed himself to producing the first fully synchronized sound cartoon.

Steamboat Willie is especially notable for being the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound, including character sounds and a musical score. Disney understood from early on that synchronized sound was the future of film. It was the first cartoon to feature a fully post-produced soundtrack which distinguished it from earlier sound cartoons such as Inkwell Studios’ Song Car-Tunes (1924–1927) and Van Beuren Studios’ Dinner Time (1928). Steamboat Willie became the most popular cartoon of its day.

While the film has received some criticism, it has also received wide critical acclaim, not only for introducing one of the world’s most popular cartoon characters, but for its technical innovation. In 1994 members of the animation field voted Steamboat Willie 13th in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons, which listed the greatest cartoons of all time. In 1998 the film was selected for preservation in the United States’ National Film Registry for being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” ( source: Wikipedia)

Reverse face

This delightful, limited-edition 1/4oz gold collectible coin features engraved images of Mickey as his Steamboat Willie character from

Obverse face

These features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Country of Issue – Niue.


Presented in a Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary branded coin case, ideal for display, and outer packaging.  A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.

DENOMINATION $25 NZD (New Zealand)
COMPOSITION 1/4oz of 0.999 gold
DIMENSIONS 22mm diameter
MINTAGE 1,000 per design


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