1928 Steamboat Willie 1oz Silver Round

AUD $54.40


Silver Steam Boat Willie Round 1oz Steamboat Willie enters the public domain! Commemorate one of the best known classic animated short films in history featuring a cartoon mouse with these .999 fine 1 oz silver rounds. Round Highlights: Contains 1

Silver Steam Boat Willie Round 1oz

Steamboat Willie enters the public domain! Commemorate one of the best known classic animated short films in history featuring a cartoon mouse with these .999 fine 1 oz silver rounds.

Round Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • Each round comes in protective packaging or tubes of 20.
  • Obverse: Features a classic scene from the now-public domain, “Steamboat Willie.”
  • Reverse: Displays the metal weight and purity as well as the name “Steamboat Willie” along with the year of publication, “1928,” with a cartoon wave pattern below.

Steamboat Willie
Steamboat Willie is a 1928 black and white film featuring a cartoon mouse. The mouse serves as a deck hand whose job is to get livestock onto the steamboat. His girlfriend tries to catch a ride, but misses the boat. The mouse then has to use a hook to pick her up and bring her aboard. She then drops her sheet music for “Turkey in the Straw” as he lowers her onto the deck of the boat. A goat eats the sheet music and the pair turn the goat into a music player. The mouse uses pots, pans, barrels, a washboard, a cat, a pig and many other animals as instruments to accompany the music coming out of the goat. In the end, the captain of the ship does not approve of this goofing off and puts him to work peeling potatoes as punishment. This animated short, now in the public domain, helped to kick off the good fortunes of its creator, Walt Disney.