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Mickey through the Ages – The Little Whirlwind

Mickey Mouse, in Disney’s The Little Whirlwind (1941), on new gold and silver coins

The Mickey Through the Ages coin collection celebrates the much-loved Disney character Mickey Mouse and his cartoon career through the decades. These new silver and gold coins feature Disney’s Mickey Mouse raking leaves, as seen on the poster for The Little Whirlwind, which was released on February 14, 1941.

The Little Whirlwind Gold 0.5gram Coin – Reverse

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The Little Whirlwind Gold 0.5gram Coin – Obverse

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The Little Whirlwind Gold 0.5gram – Packaging

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Mickey Mouse has had many adversaries over the years, but maybe none quite as strange as the ones he encounters in Disney’s The Little Whirlwind.In this cartoon Mickey is enticed by the aroma of a cake Minnie Mouse is baking. Promised a slice if he cleans her yard, Mickey starts raking up leaves, but is frustrated by the arrival of a baby whirlwind. He eventually chases it away but Mama Whirlwind, unamused by Mickey tormenting her offspring, arrives and pursues Mickey — destroying the yard and the countryside in the process. Mama Whirlwind and her offspring are most entertaining adversaries. It is a credit to the animators that they managed to give two tornadoes genuine personalities, but somehow they did!

The Little Whirlwind Silver 1oz Coin – Reverse

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The Little Whirlwind Silver 1oz Coin – Obverse

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The Little Whirlwind Silver 1oz – Packaging

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The 1oz silver & 1oz and 1/4oz gold coins come presented in a high-quality wooden inner coin case and themed outer packaging featuring Disney’s Mickey Mouse raking leaves, as seen on the poster for The Little Whirlwind. While the 0.5gram gold coin comes presented on an attractive, printed card.

Officially licensed, the coins have a limited worldwide mintage, and make ideal gifts for Disney fans and coin collectors alike!

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Warriors of History – Mongols

New Warriors of History coin features the fearsome Mongols

The Warriors of History coin collection is filled with stories of legendary warrior people, who fought and conquered their enemies through the skillful use of weapons and their superior battle tactics. This seventh release shows a colored illustration of a traditional Mongol warrior using his composite bow. He stands against an antique-finished, engraved background depicting Mongol warriors charging into battle.

Mongols Coin – Reverse

Mongols Coin – Obverse

The coin comes presented in a sleek and stylish themed rectangular coin case, with a textured cover. The uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity sits inside the coin case. With a limited mintage of only 5,000, this coin would make an excellent gift for coin collectors and those interested in history.

Mongols – Packaging

About the Mongol Warriors:

Ghengis Khan’s Mongol army was the dominant military force of the 13th century. Never very large, it was still effective and terrifying – fake withdrawals, surprise attacks, hostage-taking, psychological warfare and human shields were classic Mongol moves. Skilled horsemen and masters of the composite bow, and curved sabers, they could fire up to six arrows a minute and utilized several arrow and arrowhead designs. Light and heavy armor gave protection against attack, while allowing the flexibility required to handle their bows.

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Great Cities – Tokyo

New Great Cities coin release features the dynamic capital of Japan, Tokyo

We are pleased to present the fifth release in our Great Cities coin collection, Japan’s dynamic capital city, Tokyo. The Great Cities coins collection features significant cities from around the world. Each 1oz fine silver coin in this collection has a stunning contemporary-style design, combining notable buildings from each city against a proof quality background. This fifth coin in the collection highlights the towering Tokyo Skytree, along with other notable buildings in the capital city. The coin is encased in an elegant themed box which slides open to reveal the coin nestled in a black velvet interior. The uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity sits within the packaging. There is a limited mintage of 3,000 coins.

Tokyo Coin – Reverse

Tokyo Coin – Obverse

Tokyo Packaging

Tokyo:

Japan’s capital, Tokyo, was originally a small fishing village known as Edo. It became the nation’s political center in 1603, and its name was changed to Tokyo (tō “East” and kyō “capital”) after the arrival of the Emperor in 1868, making it the imperial capital too. It is the world’s most populous metropolis, home to more than 13 million people. A dizzying whirl of activity:  offering a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture, and dining.

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Battles that Changed History – Battle of Yorktown

New Coin Collection Revealed – Battles That Changed History

New Zealand Mint is thrilled to introduce a brand-new coin collection, Battles That Changed History – which will highlight legendary battles that changed the course of history. The Battle of Yorktown 1 oz. Silver Coin is the first coin to be released in the collection. It features a colored illustration of the battle leader, General George Washington. He stands against a background showing his American troops capturing a British gun during the Battle of Yorktown, 1781.

Battle of Yorktown Coin – Reverse

Battle of Yorktown Coin – Obverse

This coin cleverly combines colour and engraving, with an antique-finish, and comes presented in an antique-looking timber box. This opens to reveal the coin nestled in its black velvet interior with the uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The themed outer box features a black line art illustration of the battle imposed over an antiqued paper texture.

Battle of Yorktown – Packaging

With a worldwide mintage of only 5,000 coins, this coin would make an excellent gift for coin collectors and those interested in history.

About the Battle of Yorktown:

In the fall of 1781, General George Washington’s forces, supported by the French army and navy, besieged General Lord Charles Cornwallis’ veteran British army – dug in at Yorktown, Virginia. The Battle of Yorktown proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War.

After bombardment, both day and night, from cannon and artillery, the British situation began to deteriorate rapidly and Cornwallis surrendered on 17 October.

Replacing Cornwallis’ captured army was a questionable proposition for the British. With support for the war eroded, peace negotiations began the following year. The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 and formally brought an end to the Revolutionary War and established the United States as a free and independent country.

In 1789 George Washington became the first President of the United States.

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Luke Skywalker’s Distinctive T-65 X-Wing Fighter added to the Star Wars Ships Coin Collection

The iconic T-65 X-Wing FighterTM is the third ship to be added to the Star Wars Ships coin collection.  This colorized and engraved 1 oz fine silver collectible coin features part of the design blueprint for the T-65 X-Wing Fighter. The coin comes presented in a high-quality Star Wars themed packaging, making it an ideal for fans or coin collectors. The Certificate of Authenticity sits within the coin case and there is a worldwide limited mintage of 10,000 coins.

Star Wars Ships T-65 X-Wing Fighter 1 oz. Silver Coin – Reverse

Star Wars Ships T-65 X-Wing Fighter 1 oz. Silver Coin – Obverse

About Star Wars:

After its release in 1977, Star Wars captured the minds of a generation around the world. The brand continues to thrill and delight those who grew up with the original trilogy and is attracting a new adult fan base who is excited by the robust brand activity occurring now and throughout the foreseeable future. “The Force” – which is an underlying concept of this spectacular epic – continues to pass down timeless values, through modern mythology from generation to generation.

Star Wars X-Wing Coin – Packaging

About the T-65 X-Wing Fighter:

The T-65 X-Wing Fighter is a versatile Rebel Alliance starfighter that balances speed with firepower. Armed with four laser cannons and two proton torpedo launchers, the X-wing can take on anything the Empire throws at it. Nimble engines give the X-wing an edge during dogfights, and it can make long-range jumps with its hyperdrive and astromech droid co-pilot. Luke Skywalker is famous for destroying the Death Star behind the controls of an X-wing.

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Legendary Wookiee Warrior Chewbacca featured on latest Star Wars Collectible Coin

Chewbacca TM is the eighth character to be featured on the Star Wars Classic coin collection. These fine gold and silver collectible coins show Chewbacca armed with his bowcaster in front of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Star Wars Classic Chewbacca 1/4 oz. Gold Coin – Reverse

Star Wars Classic Chewbacca 1/4 oz. Gold Coin – Obverse

Chewbacca Gold 1/4 oz. – Packaging

They come presented in a Star Wars branded and stylized coin packaging, making them ideal gifts for fans or coin collectors. The Certificate of Authenticity sits within the coin case and there is a worldwide limited mintage of 10,000 coins.

Star Wars Classic Chewbacca 1 oz. Silver Coin – Reverse

Star Wars Classic Chewbacca 1 oz. Silver Coin – Obverse

Chewbacca Silver 1 oz. – Packaging

About Star Wars:

After its release in 1977, Star Wars captured the minds of a generation around the world. The brand continues to thrill and delight those who grew up with the original trilogy and is attracting a new adult fan base who is excited by the robust brand activity occurring now and throughout the foreseeable future. “The Force” – which is an underlying concept of this spectacular epic – continues to pass down timeless values, through modern mythology from generation to generation.

Star Wars Classic Chewbacca 1 oz. Gold Coin – Reverse

Star Wars Classic Chewbacca 1 oz. Gold Coin – Obverse

Chewbacca Gold 1 oz. – Packaging

About Chewbacca:

Chewbacca is the first mate and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie, as his friends often call him, is a natural mechanic, essential for the often temperamental Falcon and its constant need for repairs and upgrades. Two metres tall and over two hundred years old, Chewbacca is extremely loyal to his friend and fellow space traveller Han Solo. The mighty Chewbacca communicates in a series of growls, grunts and fierce roars, and Han is one of few who understands the Wookiee’s native language. A noble sidekick, Chewie often serves as Han’s conscience and even helps persuade him to return and fight in the Battle of Yavin, where the duo clear the way for Luke Skywalker to destroy the Empire’s dreaded Death Star. Now a hero of the Rebel Alliance, Chewbacca joins the band of Rebels in their continued fight. At the Battle of Endor, he serves on the strike force that disables the second Death Star’s shield generator and allows Rebel forces to finally defeat the Empire’s massive fleet.

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New Warriors of History coin features the Ayyubids.

The Warriors of History coin collection is filled with stories of legendary warrior people, who fought and conquered their enemies through the skillful use of weapons and their superior battle tactics. This seventh release shows a colorized illustration of an Ayyubid soldier dressed for battle. He stands against an antique-finished, engraved background featuring an Ayyubid cavalry charge.

Warriors of History – Ayyubids 1 oz. Silver Coin – Reverse

Warriors of History – Ayyubids 1 oz. Silver Coin – Obverse

The coin comes presented in a sleek and stylish themed rectangular coin case, with textured cover. The uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity sits inside the coin case. With a limited mintage of only 5,000, this coin would make an excellent gift for coin collectors and those interested in history.

Ayyubid Packaging

About the Ayyubid Warriors:

An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, known as Saladin (1137 – 1193), was the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Under Saladin, the Ayyubid army enacted victories against the Crusaders. The army comprised an interesting mix of warriors and equipment – a result of Saladin recruiting from a wider spectrum than was normal. The particular success of the Ayyubid cavalry came from intense practice and good quality material. In battle these mounted soldiers employed a combination of tactics, using archery from a distance, and the lance or sword at closer range. Light cavalry were noted for their speed and maneuverability – which proved effective in ambushing enemy convoys.

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Star Wars Ships Series: Millennium Falcon coins are here!

Silver Millennium Falcon Coins

Begin Your Fleet with the First Coin in the Star Wars Ships Series!

Launching the New Zealand Mint’s latest Star Wars Ships coin series, the Millennium Falcon is depicted in all its glory! View the freighter like never before with a detailed, colorized, top-down blueprint displayed over 40mm of .999 fine silver.

2017 Niue Star Wars Ships – Millennium Falcon 1 oz. Silver Colorized Proof $2 GEM Proof (Original Government Packaging)

2017 Niue Star Wars Ships – Millennium Falcon 1 oz. Silver Colorized Proof $2 NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Star Wars Label)

This famous, heavily modified Corellian YT-1300f light freighter is known in the Star Wars universe for its military-grade hyperdrive that is among the fastest in the galaxy. Captained by the infamous smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, the ship is capable of attaining 0.5 past lightspeed, and according to Solo, ”made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.” When captained by Lando Calrissian, it was even responsible for the destruction of the second Death Star!

2017 Niue Star Wars Ships – Millennium Falcon 1 oz. Silver Colorized Proof $2 NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Black Core Holder – Exclusive Star Wars Label)

With a mintage of only 10,000, this stellar Millennium Falcon 1 oz. silver coin comes in either high-quality Star Wars themed packaging, or graded by NGC as PF69 UC and PF70 UC. You have the option to secure certified coins for your collection in white or black cores, with the Early Releases designation and ModernCoinMart (MCM) exclusive Star Wars labels.

Prepare to make the jump to lightspeed by adding one of the fastest ship in the galaxy to your collection!

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Star Wars Classic Series: Luke Skywalker is ready for your collection!

Silver & Gold Luke Skywalker Coins

Add the next release in the Star Wars Classic series to your collection!

As the anticipation for the next Star Wars movie continues to build, the New Zealand Mint has introduced the next release within their popular Star Wars Classic coin series!

2017 Niue Star Wars Classics Series – Luke Skywalker 1 oz. Silver Proof $2 NGC PF70 UC First Releases (Black Core Holder – Exclusive Star Wars Label)

This officially licensed collectible coin showcases a reminiscent image of a young Luke Skywalker as seen in the original 1977 Star Wars movie, A New Hope.

These 1/4 oz. Proof gold and 1 oz. Proof silver coins are another must-have creation for Star Wars fans of all ages.

2017 Niue Star Wars Classics Series – Luke Skywalker 1 oz. Gold Proof $250 NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Star Wars Label)

In addition to high-quality ungraded coins, serious collectors can choose from releases that have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to be in PF69 and PF70 condition, awarded First Releases and Early Releases designations and paired with the MCM exclusive Star Wars label.

1 oz. Silver Proof coins that have been secured in luxurious black core holders are also available to customers who act quickly.

With only 1,000 gold coins and 10,000 silver coins minted, this release featuring Luke will not be available for long.

Shop now to secure the next Star Wars classic release for your collection!

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Mickey Through the Ages: Gallopin’ Gaucho is revived in silver and gold!

Mickey is…The Gallopin’ Gaucho

Secure the next release in the Mickey Through the Ages series!

Join Mickey Mouse as he ventures into the Wild West to rescue Minnie from the hands of evil! Collectors of the New Zealand Mint’s Mickey Through the Ages series can now add the magic of the original Disney short, The Gallopin’ Gaucho to their collection.

2017 Niue $250 1 oz. Proof Gold Mickey Through the Ages – Gallopin’ Gaucho NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Black Core)

2017 Niue $2.5 0.5g Proof Gold Mickey Through the Ages – Gallopin’ Gaucho NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Black Core)

Making its official debut in 1928, The Gallopin’ Gaucho was the second short film produced that featured Mickie and has rightfully earned its feature as the fifth release in this iconic series.

2017 Niue $2 1 oz. Colorized Proof Silver Mickey Through the Ages – Gallopin’ Gaucho NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Black Core)

This timeless coin features the classic design of the world’s favorite mouse in 1 oz., 1/4 oz. and .5g of .9999 fine gold as well as 1 oz. of .999 fine silver. Both raw and certified coins that have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and secured in both black and white cores are available for your collection. Make your selection today and forever commemorate another wonderful memory archived within the Disney legacy!

”I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

-Walt Disney

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