Bugs Bunny is trading his carrots for carats.
In celebration of Bugs Bunny’s 75th birthday, the Royal Canadian Mint, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is launching a fun range of Looney Tunes collector coins, including a CAD$2,500 pure gold kilo coin depicting everyone’s Looney Tunes stars.
Available to order from the Mint online at www.mint.ca/looneytunes, or by phone at 1-800-268-6468, the expertly crafted, limited mintage coins pay tribute to iconic Looney Tunes characters and come in exquisite collector cases, including a specially designed ACME crate.
The coins range from a “$20 for $20″ silver coin to the one-kilogram pure gold $2,500 Looney Tunes coin, which costs $69,000 CAD. Among the offerings:
* A subscription set featuring all eight $10 silver coins that will be issued throughout 2015. The set’s unique presentation case also includes an opening to store the “$20 for $20″ silver coin. Each coin features a fun, hidden surprise design element.
* A $20 “Merrie Melodies” silver coin featuring Bugs Bunny and the gang in a design that is reminiscent of the Looney Tunes’ end credits. The coin is cleverly packaged in a box that mimics the ACME crate.
* A $20 silver Looney Tunes four-coin set featuring popular characters Sylvester, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety. This set, which is also available as a subscription, also includes a free Looney Tunes wrist watch.
* A stunning 14-karat gold Bugs Bunny and Friends coin, which brings together several famous characters from the Looney Tunes, including: Bugs Bunny, the Tasmanian Devil, Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Marvin the Martian. Look closely for a hidden surprise design element in this coin! As part of this special issue, this coin is accompanied by an exclusive Looney Tunes pocket watch.
* A $2,500 pure gold kilo coin and a $250 silver kilo coin depicting every major character in the Looney Tunes pantheon. The design of both coins features selective colored enamel applied by hand to a coy Bugs Bunny who serves as the central focal point.
Check out the entire collection on the Royal Canadian Mint website.
In partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, Cartoon Brew is giving away one four-coin subscription of 1 oz. Looney Tunes coins crafted from 99.99% pure silver, as well as the Looney Tunes wristwatch ($419.95 CAD value):
To enter, simply provide answers in the comments to the following three questions, which are related to the Mint’s “classic scene” coins based on Looney Tunes shorts.
1. Fast and Furry-ous introduced Chuck Jones’s classic characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Name five other characters that were created (not co-created) by Jones.
2. Rabbit of Seville uses the music from an opera by which famous Italian composer.
3. Birds Anonymous was the second Friz Freleng-directed Tweety and Sylvester short to accomplish what? (Hint: The first Tweety film that did this was in 1947).
Fine print: Contest is open only to residents of Canada and the United States, age 18 and older. The contest will end at midnight 11:59pm Monday, May 11th. Cartoon Brew will choose one winner at random from the correct entries. The contest is not open to entry where prohibited or restricted by law and is not open to Cartoon Brew or Royal Canadian Mint employees or their family members. The prize winner releases the Royal Canadian Mint (prize supplier), from any and all liability arising in connection with participation in the Contest and acceptance of the Prize.
This post is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Mint.