2020 Tom & Jerry 80th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Product Code: 20S2286
A must-have for fans of iconic animation, this fun 1oz Tom and Jerry silver coin celebrates 80 years since the adorable duo first appeared on screens.
Iconic rivals TOM and JERRY were created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. First appearing in the Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) one-shot cartoon Puss Gets the Boot, the cat-and-mouse duo were introduced with their current names in the follow-up 1941 short, The Midnight Snack.
The popularity of the animation was such that by 1958 TOM and JERRY had appeared in 114 theatrical short films produced by Hanna and Barbera and won seven Oscar awards.
A number of spin-off television shows have been created including The Tom and Jerry Show (1975–77) and Tom and Jerry Kids (1990–93), which reunited the beloved characters with Hanna and Barbera, and several feature films. Owned by Warner Bros. since 2006, TOM and JERRY continue to delight in The Tom and Jerry Show (2014–present).
The coin features classic imagery of TOM and JERRY within concentric rings. The design also includes the Tom and Jerry logo, the inscription ’80 YEARS’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2020 year-date, weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within a themed shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Celebrates the 80th anniversary of Tom and Jerry
- Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof finish
- Limited mintage of just 2,500 coins worldwide
- Tuvalu legal tender
|Country Of Issue||Tuvalu|