Bugs. Daffy. Tweety. Sylvester. For many Canadians, the mere mention of these names evoke fond childhood memories of spending Saturday mornings in front of a television, transfixed and spellbound as these characters—and many more—outsmarted each other in situations that could only exist in our imaginations.
In keeping with the playful nature of Looney TunesTM, the coins in this collection feature a hidden surprise element—look closely to see what how the coins tell a story. This set will include all four coins in the collection along with a free Looney TunesTM wrist watch! (Exclusive to the Royal Canadian Mint)
Looney TunesTM: Sylvester
Depicts a scene from a Looney Tunes cartoon featuring Sylvester with Tweety. With a rascally expression, Sylvester quietly peers up from the bottom edge of the image field, allowing the viewer a close glimpse of the black and white cat’s facial features such as his red nose. Sylvester is clearly plotting to capture his favourite target, Tweety, who seems oblivious to the feline’s intent as he happily swings inside his bird cage in the background.
Looney TunesTM: Bugs
Brings to life a depiction inspired by the Duck Season/Wabbit Season trilogy of cartoons. In the foreground, Bugs Bunny emerges from his warren in full colour, with greys, whites and pinks, recreating the iconic character’s colouring. Expert engraving is enhanced by the use of multiple finishes, bringing to life the forest setting and even Bugs’ mailbox, upon which is written “B. BUNNY”. But trouble looms as an engraved rendering of Elmer Fudd in his hunting clothes can be seen approaching on the left side of the image.
Looney TunesTM: Daffy
Brings to life a scene from the Duck Season/Wabbit Season trilogy of cartoons. In the foreground, rich colouring brings the black-feathered, orange-billed Daffy Duck to life as he fixes a red bowtie. Expert engraving is enhanced by the use of multiple finishes, bringing to life the forest setting and the sign to the left of Daffy, which reads “Duck Season/Chasse au canard.” But trouble looms as an engraved rendering of Elmer Fudd in his hunting clothes can be seen approaching on the right side of the image.
Looney TunesTM: Tweety
Depiction of a typical scene from Looney Tunes cartoons which featured Tweety. The little yellow canary with the oversized head and the large blue eyes stands in the centre of the image field, clearly alarmed as he bounces up and down while pointing towards the right. His beak is open as though he is saying his catchphrase, “I tawt I taw a puddy tat…" He did! He did see a puddy tat! There, just reaching in on the right side of the image, is Sylvester’s outstretched paw as the persistent alley cat tries once more to ensnare his feathered foe.
LOONEY TUNES: TM/MC & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.