Mickey Through the Ages - The Gallopin' Gaucho 1 oz Silver Coin
Mickey Mouse has appeared in dozens of grotesques, but the Disney collectible series is going back to the very beginning of his career. The motive of the silver coin is his second film "Gallopin 'Gaucho".
Do you know who the Gaucho is? The shepherd, who drives the cattle over the vast plains of South America - in short, a wild and unrestrained cowboy. Such is the character, that Mickey Mouse played in the animated slapstick. When wandering through Argentina together with his Nandu, who serves him instead of a horse, he stopps at the inn, where he falls under the spell of the local tango dancer Minnie. She likes him as well, but their courtship ends an outlaw Pete, who wants to have the beauty all to himself. Mickey is trying to chase them, but his steed, who strengthened at the bar with alcohol does not help much. Finally, he catches the kidnapper and competes him in a winning swordfight. Nothing stands in the way of the of both mice.
The reverse of the officially licensed mintage, which is a work of the New Zealand Mint creative team, is dedicated to a scene, where Mickey Minnie are dancing tango. Both figures are colored exactly in the spirit of black and white slapstick. The obverse side of the coin then carries the essentials of the issuer, thus the island of Niue - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II., the nominal value of TWO DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2017.
The issue comes in a luxury wooden box, which includes an illustrated cover and refined mechanism, which exposes the coin nicely.