The MintDirect® Single is the latest offering in our MintDirect® program, and now the 2017 Silver Steamboat Willie is available with this exclusive packaging. All coins in MintDirect® packaging are guaranteed to be in the exact condition from the mint.
This stunning .999 fine Silver coin features an image of Mickey Mouse from his first film, "Steamboat Willie" from 1928.
APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a protective, non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver
- Packaged in an RF welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish, with included authentication card. Each authentication card features the MintDirect® designation.
- Limited mintage of 250,000 globally.
- Obverse: Features the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the country and face value.
- Reverse: Features a still frame of the iconic moment Mickey first found his way onto a film, which depicts him gleefully steering a ship through the waters.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Niue government.
Protect your Silver in storage from the adverse effects of moisture in the air by adding these silica gel packets to your order.
Steamboat Willie is one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time. Add this 1 oz Silver coin to your cart today!
APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from the Niue government to you to ensure that our customers receive only authentic Niue coins. MintDirect® is your symbol of guarantee that these coins were processed from tubes that come straight from mint-sealed "Monster Boxes", exactly as they were delivered, providing peace of mind when buying, holding or selling.
APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.
The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished MintDirect® 2017 1 oz Silver $2 Steamboat Willie Single.
By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left the Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.
Steamboat Willie is a black and white film about the adventures of Steamboat Willie, played by Mickey Mouse. Mickey plays a deck hand whose job is to get livestock onto the steamboat that he works on. Minnie Mouse tries to catch a ride, but misses the boat. Mickey has to use a hook to pick up Minnie and bring her aboard. Minnie drops her sheet music for “Turkey in the Straw” as Mickey lowers her onto the deck of the boat. A goat eats the sheet music and Mickey and Minnie, unable to get the music back, turn the goat into a music player. Mickey uses pots, pans, barrels, a washboard, a cat, a pig and many other animals as instruments to accompany the music coming out of the goat. In the end, the captain of the ship does not approve of Mickey goofing off and puts him to work peeling potatoes as punishment.
The opening sequence of Steamboat Willie at the helm of his steamboat whistling “Turkey in the Straw” was reintroduced to Disney animated movie goers in 2007 as an introduction to their feature length animated films. This small clip is given a small face lift to fit the theme of each movie making a unique but highly recognizable introduction delighting movie goers of every age.