Perth Mint announces coin series celebrating The Simpsons
The Simpsons, one of the world’s most beloved television families, has been immortalised on a unique series of collectable coins issued by the historic Perth Mint under official license by 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
The Simpsons series consists of eight 1oz coins and a 2oz coin superbly struck from 99.99% pure silver, with each limited edition release depicting an iconic character or motif from the ever-popular primetime television series.
The first three coins in this exclusive offering, which includes a rare investment coin, was unveiled at the prestigious 47th World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany to a global audience of minting organisations, coin distributors, collectors and gift buyers.
The sole bullion coin showcases the word “D’OH!” above Homer Simpson in his iconic catchphrase pose. A half-eaten glazed donut with sprinkles, Homer’s favourite treat, replaces the letter O in D’OH.
The Perth Mint’s Group Manager Minted Products Neil Vance said that the licensed bullion coin will add a fun twist to an individual’s wealth portfolio.
“It is themes and innovations like this which bring new life and conversations to the world of traditional bullion coins and modern investment options.”
Of the other two inaugural releases, one coin features The Simpsons, along with their family pets Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball II, in front of their family home in Springfield. The other collectable pays tribute to Homer’s favourite donut complete with the centre stamped out for an authentic donut design. Completing the series in the coming months, the remaining coins will feature Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and a Duff Beer can.
Mr Vance said the program was the latest example of The Perth Mint creating new markets for coins and Australian precious metals.
“The humour and relatable characters of The Simpsons have made the primetime series a worldwide phenomenon. It is an honour to celebrate this much-loved family with a memorable set and we are thrilled to share the art of coin collecting with new audiences of fans and collectors.”
Collectors may secure The Simpsons coin series directly from The Perth Mint at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, by visiting its online store at perthmint.com, telephoning 1800 098 817 (Australia) or +61 8 9421 7218 (international). Collectors may also purchase the commemoratives from leading coin dealers and Australia Post outlets.
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