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Beauty and the Beast 30th Anniversary 1oz Silver Coin
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NZ Mint is excited to confirm the release of two new coins to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Disney’s animated feature film from 1991, Beauty and the Beast. During its original release this fan favourite became the most successful animated feature in motion picture history at that time.
Production of the film took three and a half years and required the talents of nearly 600 animators, artists, and technicians. Art directors working on the film travelled to the Loire valley in France for inspiration and studied the great French romantic painters such as Fragonard and Boucher. It was lyricist Howard Ashman who came up with the idea of turning the enchanted objects into living creatures with unique personalities. Glen Keane, the supervising animator on Beast, created his own hybrid beast by combining the mane of a lion, the beard and head structure of a buffalo, the tusks and nose bridge of a wild boar, the heavily muscled brow of a gorilla, the legs and tail of a wolf, and the big and bulky body of a bear. Computer-generated imagery was used in several parts of the film, most notably in the creation of a striking three-dimensional ballroom background, allowing dramatic camera moves on the animated characters as they danced.
These 1oz pure silver coin and the ¼oz pure gold coin show Belle and the Beast together amid a garland of red roses. Both coins are presented in charming, themed packaging incorporating the anniversary logo.
Each coin carries an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity and, with only 2,021 silver coins and 250 gold coins available, you will need to get in quick to secure your unique memento!