Mickey Through the Ages: Fantasia 0.5g Gold
Mickey Through the Ages: Fantasia 0.5g Gold: The New Zealand Mint are delighted to offer a major new programme that will run for the next two years, with eight coin releases over that period. Disney has kindly collaborated with NZM to give access to all of the major movies that Mickey Mouse has starred in over his long career. From that they have selected some of his most important movie appearances to develop this collection.
Mickey Mouse – Fantasia is the fourth release in the series of the Mickey Through the Ages coin collection from New Zealand Mint. The collection celebrates the much-loved Disney character Mickey Mouse and his cartoon career through the decades.
Fantasia (1940) is undoubtedly one of the most highly regarded Disney animated feature films of all times. Mickey Mouse plays the eponymous role in the section The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in this highly regarded symphonic concert.
Premiered on November 13, 1940, at the Broadway Theater in New York, Fantasia featured animation set to classical music, without any dialogue. The film was presented in Fantasound, an early stereo sound system devised at the Disney Studio, adding to the effect of the movie. The beautiful Disney animation is embellished by the classical music by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
- Metal: 9999 Fine Gold
- Finish: Proof
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Officially Licensed: Disney Collectible Coins
- Mintage: 5,000
- Diameter: 11mm
- Weight: 0.5g
- Certificate of Authenticity: Yes
This pure gold engraved coin features a classic image of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s apprentice instructing the brooms to carry pails of water for him, as seen in the symphonic Disney animation Fantasia (1940). The artwork of Mickey Mouse is featured in full colour against an engraved background.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Country of Issue – Niue.
The Mickey Through The Ages – Fantasia 0.5g Gold Coin is presented within a capsule embedded on a themed card. Details and a serialised number are printed on the reverse.