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Tuvalu 2018 Looney Tunes #3 Tweety Bird Merrie Melodies $1 Pure Silver Dollar Animation Proof with Color P06

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Seemingly sweet and innocent, Tweety Bird isn't all that he appears - and is captured perfectly with a charming and benign smile in full color on this exciting, one half troy ounce pure silver proof half dollar!

Welcome to Warner Brothers Looney Tunes! Third in the series is everyone's favorite, Tweety Bird. Whatever you do, don't underestimate Tweety!

Tweety Bird was originally created by Bob Clampett and first appeared in A Tale of Two Kitties in 1942 when he was pitted against two hungry cats named Babbit and Catsello, who were obviously based on popular comedians Bud Abbot and Lou Costello.

Tweety started his life with a pugnacious personality and little sympathy for his enemies, but was eventually softened by Friz Freleng. Having starred in 47 original Looney Tunes cartoons, Tweety has also appeared in The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries on the Kids’ WB network, and in Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s The Looney Tunes Show with his animated co-stars, as well as New Looney Tunes.

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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The obverse depicts Tweety Bird sitting within the concentric rings of the Looney Tunes logo, with his hands resting on his rounded cheeks and the Looney Tunes vector logo in the background. The design also includes the legend TWEETY BIRD and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

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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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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)
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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