The New Zealand Mint has released a new 1 oz fine silver coin to mark the 60th anniversary of the widely popular Disney’s Sleeping Beauty film. The new coin features beloved characters from Disney’s sixteenth animated feature film, Sleeping Beauty.

Despite its popularity, the film was so expensive to make that Disney actually lost money on it. Due to the film's underperformance at the box office, Disney stopped making animated fairy tale films for 30 years. However, The film has greatly grown in both popularity and critical acclaim as it has aged. Today, the film is widely considered to be one of the greatest animated films ever made.

The reverse of the new coin features images of the popular animated feature film. It displays striking engraved images of Princess Aurora, Maleficent and the iconic true love’s kiss scene, along with a classic banner denoting “Disney Sleeping Beauty”. It recounts the story of Princess Aurora, who is cursed by the evil fairy Maleficent to die before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel.

The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Struck in 99.99 pure silver at New Zealand Mint, the new coin has a limited mintage of 10000 coins.

Sources: New Zealand Mint, Canadian Mint