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.
The reverse image, provided by Warner Brothers, brings together several main characters from the Looney TunesTM pantheon in a design that is reminiscent of the end credits. Faithfully rendered in rich detail with expert engraving and enhanced by the addition of vibrant colour, the characters are seen emerging from the circular opening towards the viewer. Bugs Bunny stands in the centre with his arms outstretched in a true entertainer’s pose, while below him sits the Tasmanian Devil, whose tongue hangs out of his mouth as he flashes his goofy grin. Peering over Bugs’ right shoulder is the amorous skunk, Pepé Le Pew, accompanied by the black cat who is always the object of Pepé’s affections. Appearing over Bugs’ left shoulder is Daffy Duck and Sylvester, both bearing wide smiles. Last but not least is Tweety, whose diminutive size allows him to sit on Bugs’ head as he extends his arms out as well.
The coin comes packaged in a box that mimics the ACME crate, which was a fixture in Looney TunesTM shorts whenever a character ordered something that would be shipped to them. In keeping with the playful nature of Looney TunesTM, look closely at the coin to find a hidden surprise design element!
A fun and easy way to introduce coin collecting to children, and a sentimental gift for any Looney TunesTM fan!
LOONEY TUNES: TM/MC & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.