I’m going to do my best and try to not confuse this set of 50th Anniversary coins with either the pressed pennies or collectible medallions that we have already reviewed and you can find those linked above. This is yet another set of Commemorative Coins that Disney has released in celebration of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary, but they come at a much higher cost.
To my knowledge these special coins are only available at The Art of Disney store in Disney Springs, which is located near the Rainforest Cafe restaurant.
First I came across the coin pictures above left. It’s listed as a Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary 24kt Gold Plated Commemorative coin.
Here is a closer look at this coin on the left. But I thought it looked very familiar to the reverse side of the Collectible Medallions (above right) we have seen popping up all over WDW Property. There are some slight differences like the small stars around Mickey’s face, but other than that the design looks almost identical. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to see the reverse side of this coin so I’m not sure what is back there.
There is of course one glaring difference, well actually two of them. First as I mentioned above this coin is coated in 24kt gold, and the second is that it costs $150. Now you do get the nice wooden display case and Certification of Verification (Authenticity?). Plus they are limited to only 4000 minted coins, and each of these are numbered.
Now as cool at that Mickey coin is I think many more guests and collectors have been interested in this 12 coin set.
Each coin in this set is designed around each of the opening day attractions at the Magic Kingdom back in 1971. Here we have pictures The Mickey Mouse Revue, Liberty Square Riverboat, Tropical Serenade and Carousel of Progress.
The middle set of coins showcases Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Cinderella’s Golden Carousel.
Finishing our the 12 coin set are designs for the Jungle Cruise, Country Bear Jamboree, The Hall of Presidents and the Grand Prix Raceway.
Just to make sure there is no confusion with this set, unlike the Mickey coin we spoke about at the beginning of this post, these 12 coins are made of Solid Bronze. They are NOT coated in 24kt gold like that Mickey coin. The coins are the same size at 39mm, but the mintage number is lower at only 3000 total sets. Each set does have it’s own unique serial number which is listed on the Certificate of Verification.
This full set of 12 coins rings in at $180, and does include the very nice windowed display box and Certification I mentioned above. It is more expensive but you also get 12 coins instead of one, but then these coins are copper not coated in 24kt gold. So the choice is yours if these are calling your name. I will say that the $180 can seem high but per coin that’s only $15 each. They are not sold separately so you do need to get them all at once.
What do you think of these coins? Do you like them or are you more like me and will probably just stick with the Collectible Medallions inside the parks and resorts. Let me know down in the comments below.
Enjoy the rest of your day and as always Keep on Pressing!