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Tuvalu 2018 Scooby-Doo The Talking Cartoon Crime Solving Great Dane Dog $1 Pure Silver Dollar Animated Proof with Color P01

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Scooby-Doo, where are you?!?! Everyone's favorite talking cartoon canine (who always seems to have the munchies!) is captured perfectly in full color on this exciting, one troy ounce pure silver proof dollar!

The enduringly popular Scooby-Doo cartoon series premiered way back in 1969. It was released in its original form as 25 episodes over two seasons, ending in 1970.

The series features four teenagers and their rather cowardly yet always loyal Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. The talking dog helps his friends solve “supernatural” mysteries, often with the added incentive of his much-loved, cookie-like treats, Scooby Snacks. How Scooby-Doo learned to talk (or whether his friends were merely imagining his voice, for some chemically induced reason) was never explained. Nor was the reason that Shaggy and Scooby always seemed to have the munchies. Hmmm...

The friends - jock Fred Jones, fashionista Daphne Blake, brainiac Velma Dinkley, hippie Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, and the none-too-bright Scooby-Doo himself - travel around the countryside in their distinctive, hippie-era green van, The Mystery Machine. In each episode they encounter some “paranormal” antics and decide to investigate. Inevitably the teens and Scooby-Doo capture a flesh and blood villain and reveal him or her as the master of a criminal hoax. The culprit often concludes the show with the memorable line: “And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!”

Meddling kids, indeed - and one meddling canine, too!

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
The obverse depicts the unlikely four-legged hero as he appeared in the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You series, wearing his distinctive dog collar with his trademark monogrammed dog tag. The design also includes a colored SCOOBY-DOO! logo and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
Each coin is presented inside a clear acrylic case, allowing both sides of the coin to be displayed, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™Hanna-Barbera. WB SHIELD: © & ™ WBEI. (s18)
Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)      
3.21 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered
 

The Island Nation of Tuvalu

Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru.

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. with Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.

Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.

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