Following the introduction of the Disney Princess gold and silver coin program with Cinderella, the second release features Princess Aurora.
The leading character in Disney’s 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty, Aurora believes she is Briar Rose, a cheerful, kind and gentle peasant girl who befriends the animals of the forest in which she lives.
Little does she know that she was born a princess, or that she is cursed by an evil fairy to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep at just 16 years of age. As her fateful birthday approaches, Aurora yearns to meet someone special and discover the wonder of true love.
The character of Princess Aurora is based on Charles Perrault’s The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood, published in 1697. As fans of the Disney classic know well, the curse is partially reversed by a good fairy – Aurora will awaken with a kiss from the prince of her dreams!
Disney’s delightful version of the age-old fairy tale has been hailed as one of the best animated films ever made, crowning Princess Aurora as one of the most popular of all Disney princesses.
Disney Princess: Aurora
Struck in proof quality from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coins portray Princess Aurora surrounded by relief engraved flowers. Issued as legal tender of Niue, no more than 10,000 silver coins and 1,000 gold coins will be released.
Each silver coin is presented in delightful fairy-tale book style packaging incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity. Each gold coin comes in a timber display case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Issued by NZ Mint and Struck by The Perth Mint.