This coin is in the Mickey Through the Ages series and features Disney’s third animation film, Fantasia (1940).
Fantasia (1940) is undoubtedly one of the most highly regarded Disney animated feature films of all time. In the film, Mickey Mouse plays the eponymous role in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice of this highly regarded symphonic concert.
The film premiered on 13 November, 1940 at the Broadway Theatre in New York and featured animation set to classical music, with no dialogue. The beautiful animation is brought to life by the classical music of Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Disney Fantasia Design
The coin’s reverse features Mickey Mouse as he appeared in Fantasia, alongside his magic broomstick which is carrying two buckets. The design also includes the inscription ‘Disney - Fantasia, 1940’.
Niue Legal Tender
Issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender under the Pacific island of Niue, the obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.
No more than 1,000 of the Mickey Through the Ages – Fantasia 2016 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin will be released.
Themed Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is presented in a special wooden display case within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Fantasia was Walt Disney’s third animated film, it premièred on 13 November 1940 at the Broadway Theatre in New York and featured animation set to classical music, with no dialogue.
Fantasia was originally based on the popular German poem by Goethe, which tells a story about the Sorcerer’s apprentice, played by Mickey Mouse, who unsuccessfully tries to make his work easier through the use of some broomsticks and a touch of magic.
Previous releases: Brave Little Tailor, The Band Concert, Plane Crazy