NZ Mint Presents Disney's Pinocchio Gold and Silver Coins

NZ Mint is thrilled to release two new coins celebrating Disney's Pinocchio. Both the 1oz silver coin and 1/4oz gold coin feature a charming, classic engraved image of Pinocchio with his great friend and conscience Jiminy Cricket.

Pinocchio was Disney's second animated feature film and had its world premiere in New York on 7 February 1940.

The film follows the adventurous wooden puppet who is magically brought to life by the Blue Fairy, with the promise that he can become a real boy if he earns it. Through his efforts, he is guided by his friend and conscience, Jiminy Cricket, meets a host of unsavoury characters and finds redemption by saving his father, Geppetto from Monstro, the whale.

Pinocchio was developed during the golden age of animation, with artists illustrating each frame of the film with great depth and detail.

The film required the talents of 750 artists, including animators, assistants, inbetweeners, layout artists, background painters, special-effects animators, and inkers and painters, who produced more than 2 million drawings and used some 1,500 shades of paint for the Technicolor production.

Charles Solomon of the LA Times praised the film, citing that "every element in Pinocchio shimmers with the energy of young artists revelling in their newly discovered powers of creation". For its time, Pinocchio was a ground-breaking achievement in effects animation, showing realistic movement to vehicles, machinery and natural elements such as rain, lightning, smoke, shadows and water.

Both coins come presented in a high-quality wooden inner coin case and themed outer box, which features an appealing, engraved image of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket. The individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity is also themed and sits within the coin case.

With only 10,000 silver coins and 1,000 gold coins available, you will need to get in quick to secure yours!

Disney's Pinocchio - Gold and Silver Coins


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