Mickey Through the Ages: The Band Concert 0.5g Gold
Mickey Through the Ages: The Band Concert 0.5g Gold: The New Zealand Mint are delighted to offer a major new programme that will run for 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 – The Band Concert: The first release features Mickey from his 1935 short film, The Band Concert, the very first movie in which Mickey Mouse appeared in colour.It tells the story of Mickey, a frustrated bandleader, who must deal with the obnoxious, flute playing concessions vendor – Donald Duck – who wrecks Mickey’s concert by playing “Turkey in the Straw” on a succession of fifes.
Every time Mickey has things under control for his band’s rendition of the William Tell Overture, Donald pipes up again with “Turkey in the Straw”, and the musicians unerringly begin to follow him. The determined bandleader Mickey finally manages to complete his concert, to the last duck standing in the audience, Donald.
- Metal: 9999 Fine Gold
- Finish: Proof
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Officially Licensed: Disney Collectible Coins
- Mintage: 5,000
- Diameter: 11mm
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Certificate of Authenticity: Yes
This coin features a classic engraved image of Disney’s Mickey Mouse dancing the tango with Minnie Mouse, as seen in the Gallopin’ Gaucho (1928)
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Country of Issue – Niue.
The Mickey Through The Ages -The Band Concert 0.5g Gold Coin is presented within a capsule embedded on a themed card. Details and a serialised number are printed on the reverse.