Collectors of Franklin half dollars have long known of so-called
“Bugs Bunny” coins.
Now, thanks to the Royal Canadian Mint, the harebrained hare gets
his own silver $20 coin.
Unlike the American clashed die minting variety that makes Benjamin
Franklin’s teeth resemble the cartoon character, the Canadian Bugs
Bunny appears intentionally. The $20 coin is being sold at face value
as part of a broad program to honor the rabbit’s 75th anniversary.
Several Looney Tunes collector coins will be issued by the RCM
through the end of 2015.
The program includes a subscription set featuring eight character
silver $10 coins.
In addition, the RCM is issuing a Looney Tunes four-piece set of
silver $20 coins, featuring Sylvester, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and
Tweety. This set, also offered by subscription, includes a free Looney
Tunes wrist watch.
Four more coins, 2-ounce silver $30 pieces, depict classic scenes
from the cartoons, with color accenting the characters.
A $20 “Merrie Melodies” silver coin features Bugs Bunny and friends
in a design reminiscent of the Looney Tunes’ end credits. This coin is
packaged in a box that mimics the ACME crate that was a recurring
sight gag in the cartoons.
A Proof Bugs Bunny and Friends .583 fine gold $100 coin brings
together several famous characters from the Looney Tunes. This coin is
accompanied by an exclusive Looney Tunes pocket watch.
Kilogram silver $250 and gold $2,500 coins share a design depicting
every major character in the Looney Tunes pantheon, featuring colored
enamel selectively applied by hand to the image of Bugs Bunny, who is
surrounded by the cast of characters.
Order from the RCM at at 800-268-6468 in the United States or online