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 Bros., depicts a scene from the Looney TunesTM cartoon Birds Anonymous (1957). Rendered in finely detailed engraving and selective colour, the scene is one that makes a playful use of shadows and light. Peering out at the viewer as though they have caught him in the act, Sylvester stands frozen with eyes wide open, and one hand wrapped around Tweety. Tweety is also facing the viewer, with an expression of shock on his face after being plucked from his cage by the hungry cat, and yet stunned by the interruption that may have just spared him his life. Each coin comes packaged in a box that mimics an ACME crate, which was a fixture in Looney TunesTM shorts whenever a character would have something shipped to them!
A sentimental gift for any Looney TunesTM fan, particularly for those with fond memories of this classic duo.
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