Celebrate 25 Years of a Disney Classic - The Lion King

We are excited share news of the release of Disney’s The Lion King Coin Collection today!

The collection celebrates the 25th anniversary of the much-loved Disney film, which was released on 15 June 1994 in New York and Los Angeles (it would open in wide release on June 24). Today, almost everyone in the world knows the story of the young lion cub Simba, who tries to find his place in the circle of life and follow the long, honourable shadow cast by his father, King Mufasa, after he is killed by his vengeful brother Scar.

The project originated a number of years earlier under the title King of the Jungle and went on to become of the highest grossing films of all time. When production began, an artistic team travelled to Africa to search for ways to best present the African settings in the film, and the animators studied actual live lions and other animals that were brought to the Studio. Computer generated imagery was used to create the dramatic wildebeest stampede, a visual highlight in the film and a new level of sophistication for the art form.

There are four 1 oz pure silver coins in the collection. Each coin features a full-colour image of Simba in a key scene from the film namely; Simba surveying the Pride Lands with his father Mufasa, Rafiki lifting Simba for all the kingdom to see, Simba nuzzling Nala, singing with friends Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog. Background elements have been engraved for contrast.

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the mintage year 2019, confirming its authenticity as a 25th anniversary legal tender memento.

All four coins are nestled in red velvet inside story-book style packaging decorated with stirring images from the movie. A separate Certificate of Authenticity is placed inside the front cover confirming the worldwide mintage of only 5,000 coin sets.

This unique set makes a great keepsake for any fan of the movie or coin connoisseur.

Disney Lion King 4 x 1oz Silver Coin Set

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