In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny, the Royal Canadian Mint has partnered with Warner Bros. for a new issue of gold and silver collector coins featuring the beloved Looney Tunes.
Sandra Hanington, president and CEO of the Mint, said Looney Tunes is one of the most popular cartoons of all-time, suggesting the mere mention of its characters brings generations of fans back to their childhood.
“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,” she said.
Karen McTier, of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, added: “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.”
Throughout the remainder of the year, the Mint will issue several Looney Tunes coins, the first of which are available today and include a subscription set featuring all eight $10 silver coins that will be issued this year. The set’s unique presentation case also includes an opening to store the “$20 for $20” silver coin featuring expert engraving that promises to bring Bugs Bunny to life, to be released on May 12, explained representatives from the Mint. What’s more, each coin features a “fun, hidden surprise design element.”
Also included in the new issue is 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 wristwatch.
Other coins in the new Looney Tunes issue includes a $20 “Merrie Melodies” silver coin featuring Bugs Bunny and the gang in a design reminiscent of the show’s end credits and 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. As part of this special issue, an exclusive Looney Tunes pocket watch accompanies the coin.
Lastly, a $2,500 pure gold kilo coin and a $250 silver kilo coin depicting every major character in the Looney Tunes pantheon has been issued. The design of both coins features selective coloured enamel applied by hand to a coy Bugs Bunny, who serves as the design’s central focal point. He is surrounded by a cast of characters, which attempts to recapture the zany spirit of fun with which Looney Tunes is synonymous.
For more information or to order the Looney Tunes coins, visit mint.ca.