In the past the Disney Company has issued a number of silver, and a few gold, “coins,” along with others not made with precious metals. These were often to commemorate an anniversary, or an appearance of something new. Mickey Mouse got an entire set of coins when he reached sixty, and another set when he reached sixty-five. Fantasia and Snow white are examples of movie anniversaries celebrated. And, opening a theme park or perhaps a ride might be celebrated. These are nice collectibles, but they really flooded the market in the eighties with the Snow White silver rounds. Yes, they are technically rounds, since to be a coin they really should have a denomination and an issuing nation. Yet, some are rare, and most other than the Snow White rounds can command a premium.
Some enhancements were made such as gilding some silver rounds with gold. These rounds were struck in proof with a composition of 0.999 fine silver. There is one set that is enameled selectively, and often only found as an entire set. Another enameled set is the rectangular ingots of which there are twelve, and were made in conjunction with the United States Postal Service over a three year period.
Disney used the Rarities Mint and the Liberty Mint.
In addition, there are silver Disneyana coins, which can be purchased by people at the Disneyana convention. These are people who are real Disney fanatics.
Several sizes can be found, with the one ounce being the most often size minted. Smaller rounds of one-tenth and one half ounce exist for some issues, and large five ounce rounds also were mode for certain issues. In fact, a few sizes not normally found might also be found.
This is our own image that we used in the introduction.