French coins honor Scrooge McDuck & Co.

October 5, 2017 – As the year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the animated Walt Disney TV series DuckTales, broadcasted for the first time in the US in September 1987, and the 70th birthday of Scrooge Mc Duck, Monnaie des Paris issues the Scrooge McDuck & Co. Youth Series.

France / 50 Euros / Silver .950 / 163.8g / 50mm / Mintage: 500.France / 50 Euros / Silver .950 / 163.8g / 50mm / Mintage: 500.

France / 50 Euros / Silver .950 / 163.8g / 50mm / Mintage: 500.

The obverse of this colorised silver coin presents all the main characters of DuckTales: Scrooge McDuck, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck and his nephews: Huey, Dewey, and Louie. They are enhanced by a subtle colorisation that reveals the metal.
The reverse of this coin presents the perfect symmetry of the outline of Scrooge McDuck’s head that is presented on the obverse. It is drawn on the same background as the one present on the obverse and inspired from Disney’s universe, composed of bubbles of comics, stars or again Donald’s beret.

France / 10 Euros / Silver .950 / 22.2g / 37mm / Mintage: 3000.France / 10 Euros / Silver .950 / 22.2g / 37mm / Mintage: 3000.

France / 10 Euros / Silver .950 / 22.2g / 37mm / Mintage: 3000.

The obverse of this €10 Silver coin presents a full-length portrait of Donald Duck. He is enhanced with a colorisation that reveals the metal. In the background, the outline of Scrooge McDuck’s head treated with a polished surface allows to magnify the drawing. The outline comes with a combination of patterns extracted from Disney’s universe.
The reverse of this coin presents the perfect symmetry of the outline of Scrooge McDuck’s head that is presented on the obverse.
It is drawn on the same background as the one present on the obverse and inspired from Disney’s universe, composed of Scrooge McDuck’s Number One Dime.

Miniset 2017 / Mintage: 500.

Miniset 2017 / Mintage: 500.

The collector coin series comes with a BU coin set. The birth coin set presents the 8 euro coins struck in brilliant uncirculated quality and carry the 2017 year date. The €0.50 and €1 coins are exclusively struck for the 2017 Proof and BU series. The government will not mint these coins for circulation in 2017.

For more information on these and other release visit the website of Monnaie de Paris.

Many DuckTales movies can be watched on YouTube.

And a wealth of information on the DuckTales can be found on Disney Wiki.

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