The first appearance of Scrooge McDuck came in issue #178 of Dells Four Color Comics. The issuewas titled CHRISTMAS ON BEAR MOUNTAIN and featured Donald Duck. Scrooge was introduced as the maternal uncle of Donald and was portrayed as fabulously wealthy. Behind that wealth though, Scrooge was a crotchety old Scot who was said to be a thrifty saver.
Carl Banks was the man behind the design and concept of Scrooge McDuck. In fitting with his grumpy Scottish character and vast wealth, Scrooge McDuck was named after Ebenezer Scrooge from the 1843 novel A CHRISTMAS CAROL. How fitting it was for Scrooge McDuck to make his debut at little more than a century after his namesake!
The coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Also included are inscriptions of the year of issue and denomination, along with “ELIZABETH II” and “NIUE.”
The reverse features an officially licensed image of Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck’s rich uncle. He holds a cane and a bag of money, wearing a big grin. The coin’s weight and purity are inscribed below. The Disney copyright is also stamped onto this side for authenticity.
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