Royal Canadian Mint Releases Looney Tunes(TM) Coins

by Darrin Lee Unser on May 6, 2015 · 5 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint just released new gold and silver coins showcasing the lovable cartoon characters of Looney Tunes™.

Royal Canadian Mint Looney Tunes Coins

A sampling of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Looney Tunes(TM) Coins

These officially licensed collectibles feature characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil and Wile E. Coyote. Product options range from one-half ounce silver coins to subscription programs to one kilogram gold and silver coins.

"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," Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, said in a news release.

Additional information on the new Looney Tunes coins and series subscription options is presented below.

2015 Merrie Melodies Silver Coin

This one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver coin shows Bugs Bunny in its center surrounded by the famous Looney Tunes gang — Tasmanian Devil, Pepé Le Pew, Pussyfoot, Daffy Duck and Sylvester. The design, notes the Mint, is reminiscent of the Looney Tunes’ end credits.

2015 $20 Merrie Melodies Silver Coin

2015 $20 Merrie Melodies Silver Coin

Packaged in a nifty box that mimics the ACME crate, the 2015 $20 Merrie Melodies Silver Coin is priced at CAD $109.95 (~US $90.44) and limited to 12,500.

2015 Looney Tunes 4-Coin Subscription

Sold through subscription for CAD $109.95 or US $90.44 each, four of the most popular Looney Tunes characters (Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny) appear individually on their own one-ounce, 99.99% pure silver coin.

2015 Looney Tunes 4-Coin Subscription

Looney Tunes issues in the 4-coin subscription

Enrollees of the subscription will receive one coin per month. A free case and Looney Tunes wristwatch ships with the third release. Mintage for the subscription is limited to 12,500.

2015 $10 “I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat!” Silver Coin

The lovable Tweety Bird appears in his swing on the reverse of the 2015 $10 "I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat!" Silver Coin.

2015 $10 I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat Silver Coin

2015 $10 “I Tawt I Taw a Putty Tat” Silver Coin

Struck with a matte proof finish in one-half ounce of 99.9% fine silver, this coin has a mintage cap of 30,000. Pricing is CAD $49.95, or about US $41.

2015 Looney Tunes Silver 8-Coin Subscription

The Tweety Bird Coin described just above is also available as part of an eight-coin subscription series. Released at a rate of one per month, the entire program offers designs of Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Marvin the Martian, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and a series ending That’s All Folks! coin.

2015 Looney Tunes 8-Coin Subscription

Looney Tunes issues in the 8-coin subscription

Like the individual coins, mintage for the subscription is limited to 30,000. Pricing per coin is CAD $49.95, or about US $41. A special case accompanies the last coin of the series.

2015 Bugs Bunny and Friends Gold Coin

Those interested in a Looney Tunes gold piece will want to check out the 14-karat 2015 $100 Bugs Bunny and Friends Gold Coin. The coin’s reverse features Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote, Tasmanian Devil, Daffy Duck, and Marvin the Martian.

2015 $100 Bugs Bunny and Friends Gold Coin, Plus Watch

2015 $100 Bugs Bunny and Friends Gold Coin, plus Watch

A premium fire-branded wooden case ships with each coin. In addition, an exclusive Looney Tunes pocket watch accompanies the purchase.

This coin is listed for CAD $799.95, or about US $658. Its mintage is 2,000.

2015 Ensemble Cast 1 Kilogram Silver Coin

The 2015 $250 Ensemble Cast Silver Coin is in a much larger format at one kilogram of 99.99% pure silver. It brings together every major character in the Looney Tunes pantheon. Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester, Marvin the Martian, Tweety, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Elmer Fudd, the Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner, Speedy Gonzales, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, and even Michigan J. Frog all surround Bugs Bunny who is shown with selective colored enamel.

2015 $250 Ensemble Cast Silver Coin

2015 $250 Ensemble Cast Silver Coin

Featuring a huge diameter of 102.1 millimeters, this kilo silver coin is CAD $2,350.95, or about US $1,934. Its mintage is capped at just 750. The coin is encapsulated, and presented in a premium fire-branded wooden case with a graphic beauty box.

2015 Ensemble Cast 1 Kilogram Gold Coin

Bugs Bunny is also center stage on the reverse of the one kilogram, 99.99% pure gold version. Like the silver coin, the reverse design also includes selective colored enamel.

2015 $2,500 Ensemble Cast Gold Coin

2015 $2,500 Ensemble Cast Gold Coin

Featuring a face value of $2,500, the kilo coin has a mintage of only 10. Its price is CAD $69,000.

Ordering

Ordering and additional information for any of the Looney Tunes coins may be obtained by visiting the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. An affiliate link, located hereicon, will take you to the Mint’s new releases.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernesto May 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

The Canadian Mint is going crazy with all these coins. I don’t mean just the Looney Tunes coins. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them release so many coins before. Not only that but the coins are way too expensive!! I know that they keep their mintages low but for the amount of silver or gold they contain the coins are way over priced. Just my opinion of course 🙂

profitter May 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

I will buy 5 sets for my grandkids , I am sure they like it

Jeff May 7, 2015 at 2:17 am

Hopefully the household limit will be at least 10 so I can snag all the gold coins and flip them on eBay for a slight profit!

John May 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

This article never mentioned the new 3 Looney tunes 2 ounce coins they sold out in 2 days Low mintage of 5000

Marvin D. Turpin, Sr. October 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm

I am a senior citizen, who has been collecting Marvin The Martian, for many years.I would like to know if your Royal Mint, has these three coins: The American Eagle 1 oz – The Marvin the Martian 1/2 oz , $10.00 Silver coin, for $49.99- And some Marvin the Martian coins, for around $20.00 each. I would like to make my purchase by check, or Visa, over the phone. My address, in the U.S..can be provided, as needed. Thank You

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