The Royal Canadian Mint, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has issued gold and silver collector coins featuring the beloved Looney Tunes characters to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny.
“Looney Tunes is one of the most popular cartoons ever to grace the small and big screens and the mere mention of adored characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester, brings generations of Canadians and fans around the world back to our youth,” said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “These expertly crafted collector coins make a sentimental gift for any Looney Tunes fan, or a wonderful collectible for those with a passion for animation and its history.”
“We’re excited to partner again with the Royal Canadian Mint, this time to bring our beloved Looney Tunes characters to this timeless collection of coins that shines with nostalgic charm,” said Karen McTier, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Several Looney Tunes collector coins, featuring a variety of technology, special offers, and unique packaging, will be issued by the Royal Canadian Mint throughout 2015.
The coins currently available for purchase include the following:
A subscription set featuring all eight $10 silver coins that will be issued throughout 2015. The set’s unique presentation case also includes an opening to store the “20 for $20” silver coin. Each coin features a fun, hidden surprise design element.
A $20 “Merrie Melodies” silver coin featuring Bugs Bunny and the gang in a design that is reminiscent of the Looney Tunes’ end credits. The coin is packaged in a box that mimics the ACME crate.
A $20 silver Looney Tunes four-coin set featuring popular characters Sylvester, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety. This set, which is also available as a subscription, also includes a free Looney Tunes wrist watch.
A 14-karat gold Bugs Bunny and Friends coin, which brings together several famous characters from the Looney Tunes, including: Bugs Bunny, the Tasmanian Devil, Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Marvin the Martian. Look closely for a hidden surprise design element in this coin! As part of this special issue, this coin is accompanied by an exclusive Looney Tunes pocket watch.
A $250 silver kilo coin and 2,500 pure gold kilo coin depicts every major character in the Looney Tunes pantheon. The design of both coins features selective colored enamel applied by hand to Bugs Bunny who serves as the central focal point. He is surrounded by a cast of characters which recapture the zany spirit of fun with which Looney Tunes is synonymous.
A “$20 for $20” silver coin featuring expert engraving that brings to life Bugs Bunny will be available on May 12, 2015.
For additional information on the Looney Tunes Collector Coins or to place an order, please visit this section of the Royal Canadian Mint website. Information offered in English and French, international orders dispatched.