Los Angeles: The iconic home of Mickey Mouse said yesterday it would no longer print and sell its beloved currency, the Disney dollar, sparking a buying frenzy among collectors.

The distinctive bills, each featuring iconic characters and signed by treasurer Scrooge McDuck, have been a legitimate form of money within the Disney universe since they were put into circulation in the 1980s.

Mickey was featured on the dollar bill while Goofy was on the $5 and Minnie Mouse was on the $10.

The amount for which special edition 50 dollar Disney bills were being offered on eBay