The Royal Canadian Mint just released new gold and silver coins showcasing the lovable cartoon characters of Looney Tunes™.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring a face value of $2,500, the kilo coin has a mintage of only 10. Its price is CAD $69,000.
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 here, will take you to the Mint’s new releases.