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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Disney Silver Coins

Disney silver coins and coin sets (there are 7 in the complete set) are very much in demand and you would be hard put to find any from a dealer.

They are available on eBay but one should ensure one picks a power seller or near power seller with a excellent feedback record before one buys.

The Disney Silver coin set was minted around the 80s and all are 99.99 percent pure silver. Each coin is a 1 troy ounce commemorative Proof and about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

When purchasing ensure that the coin or coins are sealed in the original round, clear, acrylic coin case. That case is inserted into a blue suede "book". The cover is embossed with the Mickey 60th logo in gold, and the center page holds the coin so it can be viewed from both sides. The inside cover holds a booklet about each coin. They are airtight & unhandled this way. The packaging is quite nice. The book then comes in a matching logo gift box.

Originally they were around 44 dollars each but I have seen them on eBay for down to 15 dollars US.

The first of the set of seven is called, "Disney Around the World" The front of the coin shows Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck,& Daisy Duck holding hands. What is UNUSUAL about this coin is the Goofy is the "center piece" and not Mickey. The reverse side is a continuation of hand holding, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Snow White and Dopey. Each coin was struck in accordance to proof condition, and should conform to the specifications contained on an accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.

These are much sought after coins and happy would be the coin collector that has or can acquire the full set of the Disney silver coins.

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