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Tuvalu 2018 Looney Tunes #1 Bugs Bunny Merrie Melodies $1 Pure Silver Dollar Animation Proof with Color P02

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That wise-cracking rabbit, Bugs Bunny, is captured perfectly with his carrot in full color on this exciting, one half troy ounce pure silver proof dollar!

Welcome to Warner Brothers Looney Tunes! We get this new series started off the right way, with that wascawwy wabbit!

One of the iconic characters of the golden age of American animation, Bugs Bunny shot to fame after starring in Looney Tunes and later Merrie Melodies short films.

His immense popularity earned Bugs Bunny the role of official mascot for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Bugs is arguably the most famous rabbit in the world. He starred in the film Space Jam with Michael Jordan. The wise-cracking grey and white trickster even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The following Looney Tunes Pure Silver Proof coins are planned for 2018:

    1)  Bugs Bunny
    2)  Daffy Duck
    3)  Tweety Bird
    4)  Sylvester the Cat
    5)  Tasmanian Devil

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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 Bugs Bunny reclining with a carrot and the Looney Tunes vector logo in the background. The design also includes the legend BUGS BUNNY 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.

LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: © & ™ WBEI. (s18)
Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 15.553 g
Diameter 32.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)      
2.60 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Warner Brothers (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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