Sunday, September 25, 2011

Disney Silver and Gold Coins

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Welcome to the world of Disney


A Three Way Investment Win
Disney fans, coin collectors, and precious metal holders makes for a great investment combination, then add on the low mintage figures, and these Disney pure rare metal coins are forever set to gain value.


Rarities Mint produced only .999 pure silver and .999 pure gold coins for Disney

Awsume photo album here LOGIC goes to DISNEY

In the world today few brands have lasted the test of time as well as the Walter Disney empire that began in Anaheim, California an Orange County city in Southern California.


Location relations
The relationship between Logic your article writing provider and Disney go back to 1963, but what is really bizarre to me is where all of the Commemorative Disney coins were produced for Disney in the late 1980’s.


Anaheim Mint produces rare coins for Disney
A private mint located in northern Anaheim named Rarities Mint, that ended business in 1995 following the production of many different pure silver and gold coins for the Walt Disney Company. Like any cult operation operating today Disney destroyed Rarities Mint in my personal opinion, but that is Rarities problem because they could have just said no to the coin mintage contract with the Disney Company.

I am focusing on Disney characters for this shared report and though we have the mintage reports for Star Wars, E.T, and Star Trek we are trying to keep this neat and useful for generations to come.


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The lowest produced items in modern Disney history
The rarest coins are the gold one most in 1 ounce and 1/4 and 1/10 ounce and many with less then 100 coins.

The silver coins in the 5 ounce size are the rarest for the silver line followed by the 1 ounce then the 1/4 ounce coin mintage, but the number one reason for this article and mintage figures is to share with coin collectors the unusual and rare occurrence that took place when the number of actual coins produced verses the predicted and pre-printed on most all coin certificates came in way below those printed figures.


Collectors collections are rarer then many may be aware
What is really important about the reduced mintage as coins were produced for collectors that bought say the first release coin and then the second release coin verses the coins produced nearer the end of the production making the number of completed sets say for the 7 coin set of the Disney Around The World and 1 piece set of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.


Where Logic worked
About 4 blocks from the Rarities Mint and both the mint and Logic’s dads aerospace company were located about 3 miles from Disneyland Anaheim.


Logic moves near Walter Disney’s home
Today Logic lives in Palm Springs California and even in this tourist destination in the Southern California Desert, I cannot get away from the Disney name, as Walter Disney owned, and the family still owns, a resort home about 3 blocks from Logic’s home in the Smoke Tree Ranch an upscale gated community.


Disney commissions rare coins from Rarities Mint
Logic began buying Disney commemorative coins from Disney in 1986 and lasting through 1991 when Logic discontinued the hobby of coin collecting in favor of opening up Viper Logic Corp in May 1993, about the time Rarities Mint stopped making coins for Disney Corp.


Actual versus Stated mintage of Disney Coins from Rarities Mint
The actual mintage from Rarities Mint and the stated mintage are not the same and few people know how many of these highly sought after pure .999 silver collector coins were actually minted and rarer yet how many sets of the coins stayed together over the years if the collectors actually completed their collections.


A real Logic-al investment holding
Logic is a holder of multiple sets of Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 11 piece coin sets in the 1 ounce and 5 ounce per coin size.
Logic is a holder of multiple sets of Disney Around the World 7 piece coin sets in the 1 ounce per coin size.
Logic holds many Fantasia, Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio (1 coin release), Mickey Yours Forever (4 coin series), Steamboat Willie (1 coin release), Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (1 coin release), Mickey’s Luck (2 coin series), Mickey 60 Years (1 coin release), Mickey’s Holiday (5 coin series) Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1 coin release), and Mickey (1 coin release). 


Little known mintage information discovered by Logic
If you are fan of Disneyland and you are a coin collector, maybe you actually have some of these coins you bought while visiting one of the Disney Theme Parks, then you are going to be happy to know that Logic has answers about how many of the Silver and Gold coins were produced by Rarities Mint for Disney for each commemorative set and I am going to share the information for the first time at least as far as their being available on the Internet.


Understanding the Rarities Mint production documents
Before Logic begins to share mintage results for nearly all of the Rarities Mont production figures you must know that these documents are in writing and they came from rarities Mint itself in the form of a photo copy from an employee that had ties with my then secretary a woman named Sandy (who is deceased and was a very avid and loyal collector and fan of all things Disney, including getting me Logic involved with buying these wonderful coins for my then coin collection)


Rest in piece my dear Sandy, you are missed
Thanks to Sandy’s efforts in 1990 we can now share some production notes, however I am not privy to disclose the actual documents (call me) and I am certainly not the only person who received these figures documented, and even though the company is long gone I must protect my sources and former secretary Sandy.


Disney offers global popularity of all things Disney
Today the Disney coins are all over the globe, and we suspect many of the coins produced might even have been melted down in recent years, and finally realize that these coins nearly all were to be minted and sold to collectors one at a time to build their personal sets, but because the mint produced one coin type at a time and then offered them to the public for sale to build their sets, like say Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the sets might have never been completed by the coin collector making a complete set of many of the various commemorative coins very rare in comparison to say, being able to just go out and buy a completed set of these already very rare commemorative coin.


Rarities Mint Stated Mintage
Stated mintage is the number of each coin that was to be produced at the time of the serialized documents that were shipped with each and every Rarities Mint coin, however the actual mintage for many coins never was met and that means many coins are rarer then most people and coin collectors were ever aware of until today.


Rarities Mint Production
Number of coins to be produced on stated on documented coin certificates and actual minted coins

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (First Addition)
Released December 16, 1986
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 1265
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 6170
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 509

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Second Addition)
Released December 01, 1987
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 30000 Actual 11065
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Third Addition)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 10000 Actual 5812
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Forth Addition)
Released November 1989
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 10000 Actual 4387
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Fifth Addition)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 39

Mickey’s Luck (First Addition)
Released March 01, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 1145
We sold serial number 3535 on ebay in mid February 2014 meaning that there are questions about the Rarities Mint and their coin production book.
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 4800
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 2153

For the 1/2 Troy Ounce Silver coins all eleven came in a presentation holder and were bought all at the same time, this means that these sets are not missing being complete sets, however they did sale some in single releases meaning that there are loose 1/2 ounce silver Snow White and the 7 Dwarf coins out on the market and in persons collections.

Mickey Celebrates America’s Birthday 215
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual Unknown

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 50 year anniversary 11 coin series
Snow White (First in set of Eleven)
Released June 01, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 3920
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 10000 Actual 10000
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 17480
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 945
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 2493
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 2859

Dopey (Second in set of Eleven)
Released July 01, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 2619
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual 15000
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 14796
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 250
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 1204
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 633

Happy (Unknown order of release)
True Release Date Unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 1237 (Note that our friend Wes brought too our attention that a 5 ounce Snow White “Happy with serial number 1865 also exists meaning that this finding brings into question the actual, verses the production books total production for this coin, it might also show that other coins quantities are in question, others should also provide errors in the production when they can like this be confirmed)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 17615
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Bashful (Unknown order of release)
True Release Date Unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 1893
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 17265
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Witch (Unknown order of release)
True Release Date Unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 4860
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 18622
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Grumpy (Seventh in set of Eleven)
Released September 30, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 2619
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 18576
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 15679
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 254
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 505
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 299

Prince (Eighth in set of Eleven)
Released October 15, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 3747
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 18608
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 15680
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 61
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 918
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 1203

Sneezy (Ninth in set of Eleven)
Released October 30, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 2539
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 19800
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 12157
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 42
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 703
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 1057

Sleepy (Tenth in set of Eleven)
Released November 10, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 1200
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 13610
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 9809
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 59
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 347
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 541

Important Collector Note
Last coin released to my memory was Hunter/Queen since I collected each coin for each of the 11 months they were released and by the end so few of this final coin were in demand by then as you can read by looking at the later known release dates we are sharing.

Hunter/Queen (Unknown order of release)
True Release Date Unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 1409
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 10878
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Doc (Unknown order of release)
True Release Date Unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 2440
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual 17713
1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/10 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Mickey’s Luck (Second Addition)
Released March 1989
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Actual 3707
There were two versions of this coin.
There were 2960 with the reverse known as Type A that offered an engravable surface and the Type B with Mickey’s Luck in the engravable surface area.

Mickey Adventures
Released May 1989
Series of four coin set
Mickey goes to Hollywood (First in series of 4)
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 121
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 6486
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 56
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 79

Mickey Receives an Oscar (Second in series of 4)
Released May 1989
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 123
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 6497
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 56
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 79

Walk of Fame (Third in series of 4)
Released May 1989
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 129
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 6477
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 56
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 79

Mickey the Director (Forth in the series of 4)
Released May 1989
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 131
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 6491
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 37
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 76

Disney MGM Studio’s (single coin release)
Released May 1989
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 5000

Merry Christmas Peanuts
Released December 05, 1987
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 155
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 7809
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 85
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 80

My Heart is Yours (First Addition)
Released January 15, 1988
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 94
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 2650
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 15
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 35

Winnie the Pooh & Piglet
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 1348
Disney MGM Studios
1Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 5000

Pinocchio 50 Year Anniversary set
Created in a series of 6 coins in both Silver and Gold we do not have the mintage for these.

Wish Upon a Star

Hi-Diddie-Dee-Dee

Stromboli’s Marionette

Pleasure Island

Escape From Monstro

Dreams Come True

Each coin came in an old world leather-bound collectors case with full-color illustrations, and like with all Rarities Mint coins each came with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity).

Fantasia (Seven coin series)
In Celebration of Walt Disney’s Fantasia 50 Years

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (First in Seven series)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual Unknown
Minted in both Gold and Silver the other sizes are unknown from me.

The Nutcracker Suite

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Rite of Spring

The Pastoral

Dance of the Hours

Night on Bald Mountain

Mickey & Walt (series of 7 coins)

Mickey and Walt (First in set of 7)
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 529
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 15669
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 79
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 239

We do not have details or mintage for the remaining 6 coins in the set.

Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Single coin)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 20000 Actual Unknown

Disney Around the World 7 coin series
Celebrating Disney’s Theme Parks Around the World

Disney Around The World (First in set of 7 coins)
Release date unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Goofy And Pluto (Second in set of 7 coins)
Release date unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Donald And Daisy (Sixth in set of 7 coins) (Mint claimed this was to be release number 3 originally)
Released June 10, 1988
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 225
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual 6681
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 82
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 458

Mickey And Minnie (Forth in set of 7 coins) (This release matches the mint production documents)
Release date unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual Unknown
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual Unknown

Peter Pan (Fifth in set of 7 coins) (This release matches the mint production documents)
Released May 26, 1988
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 220
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual 4869
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 63
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 434

Pinocchio (Sixth in set of 7 coins) (Mint claimed this was to be release number 7 originally)
Released June 30, 1988
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 211
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual 4809
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 63
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 469

Snow White And Dopey (Seventh in set of 7 coins)
Release date unknown
5 Troy Ounce Silver Doc Unknown Actual 220
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 15000 Actual 4869
1 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 63
1/4 Troy Ounce Gold Doc Unknown Actual 434

Disney’s Yours Forever (Four coin series)

Yours Forever (First Addition)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 30000 Actual 7799

Yours Forever (Second Addition)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual 2310

Yours Forever (Third Addition)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 10000 Actual 2329

Yours Forever (Forth Addition)
1 Troy Ounce Silver Doc 5000 Actual Unknown


This is all of the documentation we have.
If you have additional information like the montage figures from the documentation COA (Certificate of Authenticity) please share with us, we will gladly update this document to help other Disney coin collectors know all they can about these very rare and very sought after coins from the Walt Disney Company.

Join the Disney Coin Collectors group here at Logic’s Talk.

Which Disney Coins and how many of each does Logic hold?

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (First Addition)
2 pieces 5 Troy Ounce Silver each, the very first coins produced by Rarities Mint for Walt Disney Co.

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Second Addition)
8 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Third Addition)
8 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Forth Addition)
2 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Mickey’s Holiday Treasure (Fifth Addition)
4 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Mickey’s Luck (Second Addition)
4 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs including the Witch, Prince and the Hunter/Queen
1 set of 5 Troy Ounce Silver 11 pieces each
7 sets of 1 Troy Ounce Silver 11 pieces each, 2 of these are in the nicest wooden cases with brass closures and lined in brilliant bright blue felt.

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (First in Seven series)
4 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Single coin)
4 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Disney Around The World (First in set of 7 coins)
5 sets 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Goofy And Pluto (Second in set of 7 coins)
5 sets 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Donald And Daisy (Sixth in set of 7 coins) (Mint claimed this was to be release number 3 originally)
5 sets 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Mickey And Minnie (Forth in set of 7 coins) (This release matches the mint production documents)
5 sets 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Peter Pan (Fifth in set of 7 coins) (This release matches the mint production documents)
5 sets1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Pinocchio (Sixth in set of 7 coins) (Mint claimed this was to be release number 7 originally)
5 sets 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Snow White And Dopey (Seventh in set of 7 coins)
5 sets 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Disney’s Yours Forever (Four coin series)

Yours Forever (First Addition)
4 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each
7 pieces 1/4 Troy Ounce Silver each

Yours Forever (Second Addition)
4 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Yours Forever (Third Addition)
2 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver

Yours Forever (Forth Addition)
2 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Mickey Celebrates America’s Birthday 215
2 pieces 1 Troy Ounce Silver each

Love forever.
Logic.


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