The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for their latest $20 for $20 silver coin, which features the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny.
Earlier this month, the Royal Canadian Mint had launched an ambitious program of gold and silver collector coins featuring Looney Tunes characters. This included a set of eight $10 silver coins, a set of four $20 silver coins, a $20 Merrie Melodies silver coin, a 14 karat gold coin featuring Bugs Bunny and friends, and gold and silver kilo sized coins featuring the Looney Tunes characters with Bugs Bunny highlighted in selective colored enamel.
The Bugs Bunny $20 for $20 Silver Coin carries a lower price point than the previous offerings and a significantly higher mintage.
The reverse design features an image of the character in a cordial pose with inscriptions “2015” and “Fine Silver 999 Argent Pur 20 Dollars”. The obverse features the Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver with a specimen finish. The diameter if 27 mm and the weight is 7.96 grams. A maximum mintage of 350,000 pieces has been indicated with an ordering limit of 5 coins per household. Coins are priced at their face value of $20 each.
The mintage level is much higher compared to the last $20 for $20 silver coin, which commemorated the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. That coin had a mintage of 200,000 pieces and still remains available for sale.
The product page for the 2015 Bugs Bunny $20 for $20 Silver Coin on the Royal Canadian Mint website can be found here.