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Disney 2020 Year of the Mouse - Longevity available now! | New Zealand Mint


Disney 2020 Year of the Mouse - Longevity 1oz Silver Coin

Do you want to enjoy longevity? Well, this officially licensed 1oz pure silver coin in our Disney 2020 Year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Coin Collection celebrates just that! Longevity is the third coin in the collection which, when complete, will comprise of Good Fortune, Prosperity and Happiness. Each coin has a huge nominal diameter of 50mm to allow the intricate design to be fully realised.

The five-fold happiness concepts fu, lu, shou, xi, cai or luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness and wealth have been deeply woven into the Chinese language, architecture and literature throughout thousands of years of history. These values and beliefs are still relevant in contemporary Chinese life today.

This latest coin design features a coloured image of a smiling Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they hold traditional red money envelopes to give as gifts. A Chinese screen is engraved behind them to allow the silver to show through. This image is taken from the Longevity scroll in Disney’s Happy Year of the Mouse artwork collection. The coin is legal tender in Nuie and the obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

It is packaged in a symbolic red box decorated with the entire Longevity scroll. On the scroll Mickey and Minnie are seen engaged in common activities for ushering in the Lunar New Year including cooking dumplings, greeting friends and giving gifts. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies the coin and confirms the 99.9% silver purity and the low 3,000 coin mintage.

The first two coins for Good Fortune and Prosperity are already available to order, with Happiness to follow. Make sure you don’t miss out on the set!