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2018 Looney Tunes - Sylvester 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

The fourth release in the popular Looney Tunes series features SYLVESTER.

Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr., commonly known as SYLVESTER, first pounced on to screens in 1945. Like many of his stablemates from Leon Schlesinger Productions, SYLVESTER was created by Isadore ‘Friz’ Freleng, who adapted the feline character’s name from the Latin for wild cat, Felis silvestris.


Code: 1718

SYLVESTER appeared in 103 cartoons during the golden age of American animation. Three of them in which he starred won Academy Awards, making the tuxedo cat the ‘owner’ of more Oscar statuettes than any other Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies character.

The desigtn features SYLVESTER appearing to burst out of the concentric rings of the Looney Tunes logo. The design also includes the inscription SYLVESTER THE CAT and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2018 Looney Tunes - Sylvester 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin.

Each coin is presented in a clear acrylic case, allowing both sides of the coin to be displayed, and is packaged within a themed shipper. The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

    Coin Highlights:

  • Fourth release in the popular Looney Tunes series

  • Limited mntage of 5,000 coins

  • Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver

  • Tuvalu legal tender

Product Code: 18C54AAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1/2

Monetary Denomination (TVD) 50c

Fineness (% purity) 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.553

Diameter (mm) 32.60

Thickness (mm) 2.60

Maximum Mintage: 5,000

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