The Rabbit of Seville: 2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Looney TunesTM Classic Scenes (2015)
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2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Looney Tunes™ Classic Scenes: The Rabbit of Seville (2015)

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2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Looney Tunes™ Classic Scenes: The Rabbit of Seville (2015)

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$189.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

An ode to a classic Looney Tunes cartoon! Order today before they’re all gone!

A hapless hunter that is easily duped, Elmer J. Fudd is the perfect foil to Bugs Bunny’s easy-going demeanour and wily antics. Starting with Bugs Bunny’s first appearance in 1940, the two share a long history of antagonizing one another that plays out to great laughs in many cartoons together—but none quite as beloved and iconic as the animated masterpiece The Rabbit of Seville, which is depicted on this coin’s reverse.

Released in theatres on December 16, 1950, The Rabbit of Seville was the first Looney Tunes short to parody a classic opera—but wouldn’t be the last! The story takes place at the Hollywood Bowl; pursued by Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny tries to elude the hunter by tricking him into venturing on-stage just before a staged production of Rossini’s most famous opera, The Barber of Seville. Through escalating gags and barbershop antics that could only exist in the imagination, Bugs takes control and stages his own version of the opera—at Elmer’s expense, of course.

Remarkably, Rossini’s overture was left fairly intact, with the exception of some light editing to remove repetitive passages and a slightly sped-up tempo that helps the action stay within a six-minute running length. The battle is an animated tour de force, with comedic storytelling timed perfectly to the music of a celebrated opera.

These cartoon capers have made us all laugh, and also introduced classical music and opera to many who would have never known Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, had it not been for one “wascally wabbit” and a hapless hunter.

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Special features:
•   An ode to a classic Looney Tunes cartoon, the design depicts a scene from The Rabbit of Seville featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
•   Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, this coin is striking thanks to the combined use of selective colour, expert engraving and multiple finishes.
•   Each coin comes packaged in a box that mimics an ACME crate, which was a fixture in Looney Tunes shorts whenever a character would have something shipped to them!
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
The reverse image, provided by Warner Bros., brings together selective colouring and expert engraving in this ode to the famous and much-loved Looney Tunes short, The Rabbit of Seville. Seen in side-profile and in colour, Elmer Fudd is seated in a barber chair as he leans forward to peer into a mirror held up by a self-possessed Bugs Bunny; upon seeing his reflection, he is shocked to find Bugs’ barbershop antics have resulted in a flowery “mane” of bright red flowers on the top of his bald head. Enhanced by the use of multiple finishes, the engraved background offers a depiction of the stage setting, as seen in the 1950 animated short.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated, and presented in an ACME wood crate with a graphic beauty box.

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LOONEY TUNES: TM & © WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.  (s15)

Reviews

I would buy this product again an again

5

Love thiis coin have all three in this series highly recommend them

Jim metal man

Sydney nova scotia

Yes

a very nice piece of work

5

a colour full item

son of a collector

ontario canada

Yes

Big And Beautiful

5

I purchased this coin for my son, but I now believe it was really for me. I grew up with the Looney Tunes , they were part of my life! I am go glad I purchased the set I only wish I bought a set for my brother.

Mer

Richmond Hill Ontario

Yes

It's really cool and good colors.

5

Nice size and good memory.

John

Vancouver, WA

Yes

Oh that wabbit

5

I was so pleasantly surprised when I first looked at this coin. It is large but there is a clarity to the design that really makes it shine. Creative packaging adds to the happiness.

shiney penny

Surrey BC

Yes

Beautiful coin

5

I got this coin about a week ago.. it's quite a beautiful coin and displays very nicely.. wooden box is really nice as well.. my only complaint is that the interior packaging that holds the coin in place is plastic and doesn't allow the coin to be displayed properly in a standing/slanted position.. should of been made same way as all other RCM coin boxes inside.. but still giving it 5 stars as it's the coin that really shines here...

Dariusz

Mississauga, ON

Yes

Very happy

5

I bought this subscription for my grandson as a collectible for him in years to come. I remember sitting in front of the tv on a Saturday morning watching bugs bunny,and all the cartoons of that era,lots of memories

Bxkulh

Alliston Ontario

Yes

Cutting Hare

4

Nice sized coin with a classic Looney Tunes scene. Loved watching these growing up. Like the lower mintage. A good follow-up would be ,the Rabbit in Red (Bugs as Red Riding Hood)

Makes cents

Hamilton Ont.

Yes

Another in the "WIN" column !!!

5

Love the whole series, this offering did not disappoint, going to have a Looney Tunes clean sweep in my collection. Can't wait to see my favourite characters , the esteemed Wile E Coyote and Road Runner, on the last coin. Love the weight of the coin, the detail of the differing finishes, the display box, the graphics, and the inventive, secret ACME design feature of the crate. Its ALLLL good!

Apocalypse Pony

Sarnia, Ont

Yes

THIS LEAVE YOU WITH A HAIR RISING MEMORY....

5

THIS IS A NICE BIG COIN THAT HAS NO DISTRACTION FROM THE THEME. LARGE COIN WITH CLEAR FINISH AND LOW MINTAGE.WHAT MORE WOULD YOU WANT ?

SILVERNUGGET

ALBERTA,CANADA

Yes

2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Looney Tunes™ Classic Scenes: The Rabbit of Seville (2015)

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Specifications

  • No.144791
  • Mintage5,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.67
  • Diameter (mm) 54
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value30 dollars
  • ArtistWarner Bros. (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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