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2014 Disney Steamboat Willie 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Steamboat Willie has been at the helm of Disney animation from the early days, steering it forward through the seas of imagination.

Released at the Colony Theatre in New York on November 18, 1928, Steamboat Willie was directed by Walt Disney and is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse.

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Through the decades since its release, Steamboat Willie has received widespread critical acclaim, not only for introducing one of the world’s most popular cartoon characters, but for its innovation. The film is notable for being the first cartoon with synchronized sound.

It was also the first cartoon to feature a post-produced soundtrack using a fifteen piece band and the voice of Walt Disney himself as Mickey.

In 1994, Steamboat Willie was voted 13th greatest cartoon of all time. The film was also selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1998, being deemed culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.

In collaboration, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand and New Zealand Mint offer this stunning 1oz silver proof coin and 1/4oz gold proof coin to celebrate Disney’s most beloved character. Issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender under the authority of Niue Island, only 10,000 1oz silver proof coins and 1,000 1/4oz gold proof coins will be released worldwide.

Both coins reverse designs capture a still frame from the iconic scene where Mickey Mouse is seen cheerfully standing at the boats wheel. Wrapped around the top of the coin is the engraved name of this breakthrough cartoon, STEAMBOAT WILLIE, and the year of its release, 1928.

Both coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and the monetary denomination. Both coins are presented in a classic wooden case which sits inside a themed illustrated shipper. When opened, the coin and Certificate of Authenticity are displayed.

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1

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Maximum Mintage: 10,000

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