One of the world’s most recognized cartoon characters appears on a new Royal Canadian Mint issue, the 2015 $20 Bugs Bunny Silver Coin.
As if the witty rabbit is not enough to draw in buyers, these coins are in 99.99% pure silver and sold at their legal tender face value of $20.
"Relive the joy and laughter of Bugs Bunny with this limited edition fine silver coin," promotes the Royal Canadian Mint. "This is the first time Bugs Bunny has featured on a Mint coin."
The Royal Canadian Mint’s series of "$20 for $20″ coins is a huge success. Fifteen different coins of the program have been issued in the past, and all but the most recent one has sold out.
|Silver Coins in $20 for $20 Series||Mintage||Release|
|2011 $20 for $20 Maple Leaf Silver Coin||200,000||February 2011|
|2011 $20 for $20 Canoe Silver Coin||250,000||October 2011|
|2012 $20 for $20 Polar Bear Silver Coin||250,000||February 2012|
|2012 $20 for $20 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Coin||250,000||May 2012|
|2012 $20 for $20 Farewell to the Penny Silver Coin||250,000||August 2012|
|2012 $20 for $20 Magical Reindeer Silver Coin||250,000||September 2012|
|2013 $20 for $20 Hockey Silver Coin||250,000||January 2013|
|2013 $20 for $20 Wolf Silver Coin||250,000||March 2013|
|2013 $20 for $20 Silver Iceberg Silver Coin||225,000||July 2013|
|2013 $20 for $20 Santa Silver Coin||225,000||October 2013|
|2014 $20 for $20 Canada Goose Silver Coin||225,000||January 2014|
|2014 $20 for $20 Bobcat Silver Coin||225,000||February 2014|
|2014 $20 for $20 Summertime Silver Coin||200,000||May 2014|
|2014 $20 for $20 Snowman Silver Coin||200,000||October 2014|
|2015 $20 for $20 FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Coin||200,000||March 2015|
|2015 $20 for $20 Bugs Bunny Silver Coin||350,000||May 2015|
Only the FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Coin and this latest Bugs Bunny Silver Coin are still available.
Coin Designs and Specifications
Appearing first over 75 years ago, Bugs on this new coin is in a chest-up pose with his chin resting on a hand. Inscriptions around the classic cartoon character read: 2015, FINE SILVER 9999 ARGENT PUR, 20 DOLLARS and ©WB, representing the designer and official licensing of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is found on the obverse. The likeness of the Queen is surrounded by ELIZABETH II, CANADA and D G REGINA.
Specifications for the coin as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint include:
- Mintage: 350,000
- Composition: fine silver (99.99% pure)
- Finish: specimen
- Weight (g): 7.96
- Diameter (mm): 27
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: not serialized
- Face value: 20 dollars
Each coin is placed inside a protective clear pouch that is attached to an illustrated display card complete with specifications and a certificate of authenticity.
2015 $20 Bugs Bunny Fine Silver Coins may be ordered from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. The following affiliate link goes straight to the Mint’s $20 for $20 page. A household order limit of five applies.