The Snow Queen

Cook Islands 2013 - 5$ - Soyuzmultfilm Cartoon The Snow Queen - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1000 Coins!!
The current series of coins has been released for the 75th anniversary of “Soyuzmultfilm”.
$105.30

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 1000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $105.30
Coin Story

This silver proof coin with a serrated edge is dedicated to the Cartoons around the "Snow Queen". The Snow Queen is a 1957 Soviet animated film directed by Lev Atamanov. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow and is based on the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The film was re-released with English soundtracks in 1959, 1993, and 1998.

In 1959, the film was dubbed into English and released by Universal Pictures with the voices of Sandra Dee and Tommy Kirk as Gerda and Kay. This version is introduced by a six-minute live-action Christmas prologue featuring TV personality Art Linkletter, as well as a two-minute montage. In this prologue, Linkletter recited the following rhyme just before the film began: "One snowflake two/three snowflakes four, and now you'll see 'The Snow Queen if you add a million more". The American version also contained an entirely rewritten musical score and had three new songs in English, two of which replaced the Russian songs.

In the 1990s Films by Jove restored the film and created a new English soundtrack for it, featuring the voices of Kathleen Turner, Mickey Rooney, Kirsten Dunst and Laura San Giacomo. It was shown on television in 1998 as part of the "Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood" series, and was later released on video and DVD in 1999. French and Spanish soundtracks were added for the DVD version, the French soundtrack featuring Catherine Deneuve, and the Spanish track Beatriz Aguirre. Following criticism of the non-inclusion of the Russian soundtrack on the DVD, Films by Jove also released a DVD of the film containing the original Russian soundtrack with English subtitles sometime in 2006.

Awards

1957—Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion in the animated film category
1958—Cannes Film Festival: First prize in the animated film category
1958—Rome: First prize
1958—Moscow Film Festival: Special prize
1959—London (Festival of festivals): Prize for best film of year

Reverse Design

This proof quality coin depicts the Snow Queen overlooking the two Kids, which are planting a flower. While the Snow Queen shines in silver, the children offsets themselves against the background, due to the applied color. You will also find the official “Soyuzmultfilm” trademark on the face of the coin.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The "Soyuzmultfilm Cartoon The Snow Queen" 1 oz silver coin comes in a nostalgic box, based on the original drawings of the cartoon. The Certificate of Authenticity is placed inside the packaging.

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