2015 Disney Princess Aurora Colorized Proof Coin – NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo.
The story of Princess Aurora, more commonly known as “Sleeping Beauty,” is one of a king and queen who have a baby girl they name Aurora. When she is a baby, three fairy godmothers show to bestow gifts upon her. The first, Flora, bestows beauty upon the young princess. The second, Fauna, bestows the gift of singing to the princess. The third fairy godmother, Merryweather, does not make it to Aurora to bestow her gift until after the evil Maleficent curses the young girl for not receiving an invitation to her christening.
The curse Maleficent casts onto the young girl was to have her prick her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday, which was to kill the princess. Merryweather, however, finds out about the curse, and reverses it to a certain degree by changing death into a long sleep that only her chosen prince can bring her out of.
At 16 years old, Aurora meets a young prince while singing and playing with the animals in the forest behind the cottage in which she was raised at Green Briar. She immediately falls in love with the prince, Philip, and they plan to meet again. The godmothers reveal to Aurora the story of her curse and take her away to be alone during her birthday.
Maleficent arranges to have a spinning wheel where Aurora will be held so her curse will come true. Instead, the prick on her finger puts her into a deep sleep, so the godmothers place her at the highest tower of the castle to sleep. Unfortunately she is brought out of sleep by a kiss to the forehead by Maleficent, and Aurora defends her father against the evil Maleficent and is crowned the queen of the human kingdom and the fairy kingdom known as the Moors.
Anecdotally Aurora was the last princess to have been created by Disney before his death in 1966. Aurora’s story has been brought to stage and to film by Disney, as well as a feature length animated film. She is now the subject of this beautiful coin!
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Mint:||New Zealand Mint|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|