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The popular Disney television show Duck Tales followed the rambunctious nephews of Donald Duck. A fixture of the animated show was their grandfather, Scrooge McDuck, who channels the ethos of his namesake, the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge from the classic A Christmas Carol. The New Zealand Mint has honored this money-loving character with its 2015 Disney Scrooge McDuck 1 oz Silver $2 Niue coin! The .999 fine silver coin comes with its original display box and certificate of authenticity included. Each coin contains a total of 1 troy ounce of pure silver and is legal tender with a face value of 2 Dollars.
The reverse design depicts Scrooge McDuck, who is essentially an older version of Donald Duck with glasses, a top hat, and a coat. McDuck is grinning broadly as he wraps his arm around a giant bag marked with a "$" dollar sign. The bottom of his cane is buried by the stack of gold coins upon which he stands, while more large money bags are in the background. The legend "SCROOGE McDUCK" runs along the rim to the top-right, with a "$" in place of the "S." In much smaller text against the top-left rim, the Disney copyright is accompanied by the technical specifications, "1 oz 999 Fine Silver."
Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right is featured on the obverse. Her Majesty's name is inscribed in bold lettering along the rim to the left, followed by the issuing nation "NIUE" at the top rim and the denomination "TWO DOLLARS" placed against the rim to the right. The year-date "2015" is found at the bottom rim beneath the truncation. The coin's edge is reeded.
Perhaps the most memorable image that young viewers will remember of Scrooge McDuck is him swimming through a pool filled with gold coins. This imagery has become increasingly prevalent in pop culture. Moreover, McDuck's obsession with coins and money makes him the perfect subject for .999 fine silver coins! These coins are a limited edition, with just 10,000 of them minted for worldwide distribution. The included full-color certificate of authenticity (COA) and wooden display box only add to this 1-ounce silver coin's appeal.
|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Face Value:||2 Dollars|
|Mint:||New Zealand Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Packaging:||Box and COA|