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Disney's The Jungle Book 50th Anniversary Coin Collection Released Today!

NZ Mint is excited share with you news of the release of Disney's The Jungle Book 50th Anniversary Coin Collection today!

The collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of this much loved Disney film, which was released on 18 October, 1967. Based on Rudyard Kipling's classic tale it was met with great praise by the critics and became one of Disney's all-time box-office winners.

Songwriter Richard M. Sherman remembers the first time he and his brother were called into a meeting to learn about this idea Walt Disney had for a new film. “We were called into Walt’s office with several other people. We were all staff people with our own specialties. Walt sat us all down in his office and he looked at us and said, ‘How many of you guys have read Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling?’ And of course nobody raised their hand. So I, sort of sheepishly said, ‘I saw a movie with Sabu.’ He said, ‘Yeah, yeah, but you didn’t read the book, did you?’ I said, ‘No, I didn’t read the book.’ ‘Good.’ He said, ‘We’re going to tell the story of The Jungle Book the Disney way.'” And while Walt didn’t live to see the completion of the film Richard’s brother, Robert B. Sherman, calls The Jungle Book “Walt’s parting gift to the world.”

There are four 1 oz fine silver coins in the collection; featuring selected engraving along with a full colour, classic image of Mowgli with another key character from the film - namely Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan and King Louie.

The coins are nestled in velvet inside a themed, antique-looking story-book style packaging. The delicate embossed pattern on the front cover is inspired by Disney's The Jungle Book. The Certificate of Authenticity is found inside the front cover and provides further insight into the film and the characters featured on the coins.

With a collection mintage of only 10,000, you will need to get in quick to secure yours!

The Jungle Book 50th Anniversary Coin Collection

 

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1 Comment

  1. Max

    19 Mar 2017

    It's The Jungle Book's 50th anniversary! That means it should get released on Blu Ray after The Lion King.

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