Looney Tunes fans will clamour for the Perth Mint’s latest issue from
its partnership with Warner Bros., as Bugs Bunny goes from the silver
screen to a silver Proof half dollar.
The multicolored coin features a laid-back Bugs Bunny enjoying — you
guessed it — a crunchy carrot. The Proof .999 fine silver coin weighs
15.553 grams, measures 32.6 millimeters, has a mintage limit of 5,000
pieces and retails for $53.35.
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Some of Bugs’ Looney Tunes counterparts to be struck in silver later
in 2018, include Daffy Duck (April), Tweety Bird (June), Sylvester the
Cat (August) and the Tasmanian Devil (October). Each half-ounce coin
in the series is issued as Tuvalu legal tender and packaged in a clear
acrylic case. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the
denomination as 50 CENTS and issue date, 2018, are featured on the obverse.
The first release in the Warner Bros. collaboration in January, a
dollar coin, features a colorful headshot of Scooby Doo. The beloved
canine’s Proof .999 fine silver coin weighs 31.107 grams, measures
40.6 millimeters, has a mintage limit of 5,000 pieces and retails for $81.81.
This month’s cover feature defines key coins for
several popular series, explaining why some are so hard to find.
Also in this issue, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces live on, numismatically.
The coins can be purchased at perthmint.com.au. Collectors can also purchase the
commemoratives from leading coin dealers and Australia Post outlets.