This .9999 Fine Proof Gold coin features a modern image of the friendly and innocent but nonetheless iconic Pluto the dog.
- Contains 1/4 of .9999 fine Gold.
- Coin is housed in a beautiful box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Depicts Pluto sitting down, cheerfully waiting for his next adventure.
- Reverse: Likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, date and face value.
- Produced by the New Zealand Mint.
This coin offers a fantastic design from the New Zealand Mint. Add the 2014 Niue 1/4 oz Gold Pluto Coin to your cart today!
Pluto is an iconic cartoon character, who first appeared in Disney’s 1930 release The Chain Gang. His nature and personality as a tracker dog in this early film was quite different to the friendly pup we know today. However, six months later this all changed as Pluto was presented as Mickey’s pet, forging the famous friendship between these characters. Modeled on the English Pointer breed, Pluto is a mustard-colored, medium-sized dog with black ears. His cheerful and adventurous temperament has endeared him to many. As he does not speak, Pluto’s performance relies on physical humor. This has made him a pioneering figure in character animation, by expressing personality through movement, facial expressions and vocalization. Cast in his own television series in 1937, Pluto went on to appear in 48 cartoons over the following decades. One of these, Lend a Paw, won an ACADEMY AWARD ® in 1942.
New Zealand Mint:
The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only privately owned mint in New Zealand, purchasing refined gold from international sources to produce coins. They have established their reputation over the past four decades for their high quality design as exhibited by their innovative commemorative gold and silver bullion products. The only precious metal mint in New Zealand, the mint uses the tag-line “Minters of the South Pacific” and produces collector and bullion coins for a number of pacific nations, including Fiji, the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu.