Haney's Blog

31 Oct 2019


Coins-World | Haney

Happy Halloween!

Today I have for you one of the overpriced made for collectors, suckers as PT Barnum would have labeled us, who collect coins and like Tim Burton's the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Now as to my introduction of Tim Burton’s hit stop animation movie I have to take you way back to 1993. I do have to admit the first time I saw flip book at B. Dalton in the mall depicting Jack trying to cut out a paper snow flake only to end up with a spider in a web I thought how stupid. Still being a child who grew up with the holiday stop animation shorts by Rankin-Bass in the 70’s as well as Davey and Goliath that came on right after the national anthem on Sunday morning, remember TV stations use to sign off, my interest was piqued. So I bought a ticket to see the movie at the same mall and found it to be as described as not a tale so much between good and evil but a holiday musical about a character who felt stuck in a rut. Haven’t we all been there once or twice? I thoroughly enjoyed it so when the movie came out on VHS I bought a copy so I could watch it every October, then as technology advanced of course I bought the deluxe version on blue-ray. No I have not advance yet to the digital copy but who knows maybe someday.

As for the coin strangely enough it was struck in 2017, why I am not sure as the 25th anniversary was in 2018. Maybe they wanted to have it ready for us suckers to snap up with the anniversary approaching. This coin was issued by Niue, new what, which is a small island state who citizens are considered New Zealanders. Niue actually issues quite a few of these thematic coins as I also have a Star Trek piece too, but that is a tale for another time. The coin itself is made of one ounce of .999 fine silver and the denomination is two dollars being limited to a mintage of 10,000 pieces. The obverse has the portrait of the queen, long live the queen, and the reverse an enameled image depicting a scene of Jack and Sally silhouetted by the moon overlooking the pumpkin patch. The packaging well it is as cool as the coin, being a coffin within a sturdy cardboard box with, wait for it, glow in the dark graphics. Yes the box is as much a delight as the coin as it glows brilliant once excited by either daylight or black light.

So in conclusion is it worth it or was I snookered by a shiny well packaged silver round. Yes and yes, but in the end you should collect what you like though it will not make you richer as they say you just may be richer for it.

Again Happy Halloween!



Level 5

Hey, we always say, You like it, buy it. I think the coin and packaging are neat. I am not into this type, but I ain't blind, it's a cool coin. More power to ya! Thanks for sharing the coin and back story. As many of us have mentioned in the past, many times the back story with the coin makes it nicer. It seems to add value to the coin in some way. Keep on keeping on. Later!


Level 6

I love this! Really fun! Plus it comes with it's own coffin... haha ; )


Level 4

WOW! Coin in a Coffin!

Looks like a fun buy, which is what collecting is about sometimes.


Level 7

Liked the movie. That was great. But the coin is not my cup of tea. . Your blog was great. That was interesting. But the coin does not catch my eye. Thanks for the blog.


Level 5

That is my daughter's favorite movie. I have some pieces that likewise was drawn to the theme and paid way more than it should really be worth. Buy what you like.


Level 6

Nice conversation pieces.


Level 4

I saw this movie like 4 years ago, I always like these coins that are commemorative coins for things, although they are sometimes overpriced.

It's Mokie

Level 6

A very attractive keepsake, I would not really consider it a coin, even though it is "legal tender". But I like it nonetheless and think the packaging is fantastic.


Level 6

You liked it and you bought it and still like it. Sounds like a plan to me. Not a fan of the movie. I do like the packaging. I too have bought "sucker" coins. As long as one knows it, no problem. ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

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