This stunning 2017 1 oz Niue Gold $2 Disney Steamboat Willie BU coin produced by New Zealand Mint features one of the most recognizable characters around the world - Mickey Mouse from his historical first film, "Steamboat Willie" released in 1928. This unique coin contains 1 troy ounce of .9999 fine Gold, with only 25,000 worldwide, that makes it a rare collectible for collectors and investors.
The front side of this gold coin depicts the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II along with the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “250 DOLLARS,” “2017.” Her Majesty’s effigy appears on all New Zealand coinage, with this particular fourth-generation depiction created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. The back side of this coin features the iconic moment Mickey first found his way onto a film, which depicts him gleefully steering a ship through the waters. Inscriptions included “NZM,” “1 oz 9999 Fine Gold,” “Disney.”
“Steamboat Willie” is an American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and UB Iwerks. This black and white film was considered as a debut of Mickey Mouse and his girlfriend Minnie.
Obverse: Features the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the country and face value.
Reverse: Depicts the iconic moment Mickey first found his way onto a film, which shows him gleefully steering a ship through the waters.
Weight: 1 oz AGW
Face Value: $250
Grade: NGC MS69
Mint: New Zealand Mint