Tuvalu coin features Bart Simpson

Australia’s Perth Mint has released a Bart Simpson coin.

The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series in 1989 before becoming a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, seen across 200 countries and 27 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached another milestone to become the longest-running primetime scripted show in TV history.

Struck by the Perth Mint from one ounce of 99.99 per cent pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the government of Tuvalu, an independent South Pacific island nation belonging to the British Commonwealth. The coin’s mintage is 25,000.

COIN DESIGN

The reverse of the coin depicts Bart Simpson above an incused inscription of his name.

The design also includes Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s signature and the mint’s “P” mintmark.

The coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the 2022 year-date, the weight, the fineness and the monetary denomination.

The coin is housed in a stylized card with a fold-out stand for upright display.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Silver Content (Troy ounces)

1

Denomination (AUD)

1

Fineness (%)

99.99

Weight (grams)

31.107

Diameter (millimetres)

40.90

Thickness (millimetres)

3.50

Mintage

25,000

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