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Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin – The Australian Emu

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin – The Australian Emu Purveyors of the most eagerly awaited ranges of bullion coins on the market today, the Perth Mints multiple ranges of lunars and Australian wildlife themed coins are collector favourites. In recent years the […]

First-Ever Design – 2018 Britannia Oriental Border!

 

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising Scottsdale Mint has launched the first of its limited mintage silver bullion coins for 2018. Staying with the nautical theme used for last years Fijiian coin – Hokusai, The Great Wave – the subject […]

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint One of the oldest and most respected art institutions in the United Kingdom, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is tasked with promoting the appreciation of the visual arts through constant […]

Movie commemorative marks 50 years of Planet of the Apes

Movie commemorative marks 50 years of Planet of the Apes

In five cult classics and three subsequent reboot blockbusters, the long running Planet of the Apes franchise tells a shocking story of role reversal in which intelligent apes have won mastery over the human race.

Inspired by French novelist Pierre Boulle’s ‎La Planète des Singes, the original Planet of the Apes was released 50 years ago in 1968. Like all great science fiction, the ground breaking adventure probed controversies, deficiencies and questions relating our own society.

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When a team of astronauts crash-land on a dystopian planet in the year 3978, they find that humans have been subjugated by a dominant race of apes who treat them like illiterate vermin to be killed, enslaved or used for experiments. After surviving a brutal attack, astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) becomes a focus of interest for chimpanzee couple Zira, a veterinarian, and Cornelius her archaeologist fiancé, who controversially try to prove that human society pre-dated their simian culture.

Both a critical and commercial success, the highly influential film helped establish sci fi as a mainstream movie genre. Nominated for three Oscars, it won a prized statuette for outstanding make-up achievement at the 1969 ceremony.

It also laid claim to having one of the best closing lines in movie history. Having escaped Ape City, Taylor discovers the remains of the Statue of Liberty – finally realising that the planet is actually a post-apocalyptic Earth. Lamenting the reckless behaviour of the human race, he yells in despair:

“You finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you! God damn you all to hell!  

50 Years of the Planet of the Apes
2018 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of Planet of the Apes. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver under official licence of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, its reverse portrays an ape from the original movie poster with a depiction of the adobe-like structures of Ape City in the foreground.

A rare and desirable semicentennial memento for movie buffs, the release is subject to a limited mintage of 5,000 coins which come individually housed in presentation packaging.

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Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018

Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018 The British Pobjoy Mint has become increasingly active in the limited run silver bullion coin market of late, more so since the Isle of Man issues went elsewhere. One of the first […]

POLL: What do you think about Presidential Silver Medals

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Mint announced to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee that they would be producing silver medals based on the design of previous presidential medals. These medals would be struck using the same .999 silver planchets that are used for the American Silver Eagle coins. The U.S. Mint thinks that the […]

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses The New Zealand Mint seemingly has big plans for the coin note format and after the launch of Star Wars and a surprise Star Trek, they’ve returned to their venerable […]

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie A popular coin on its debut last year, the first Carved Skull coin carried a highly unusual subject for a numismatic. Carved human skulls date back literally thousands of years and have […]

How much do you know about BUGS BUNNY?

How much do you know about BUGS BUNNY?

One of the iconic characters of the golden age of American animation, BUGS BUNNY’s timeless appeal has made him an audience favourite throughout his entire career.

So how much do you know about the wise-cracking grey and white trickster? Take our BUGS BUNNY quiz to find out.

1. Is BUGS BUNNY a hare or a rabbit?

2. Who famously voiced BUGS BUNNY and a host of other classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melody cartoon characters?

3. Which Hollywood star is said to have inspired the unflappable manner in which BUGS BUNNY munched carrots?

4. At what number did BUGS BUNNY appear in TV Guide’s 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time?

5. Which famous movie award did the BUGS BUNNY cartoon Knighty Knight Bugs win in 1959?

6. What famous honour would you find at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles?

7. How did the United States Postal Service pay tribute to BUGS BUNNY in 1997?

8. Famous for his catch-phrase “Eh, What’s Up Doc”, BUGS BUNNY talks with a recognisable accent from which city?

Answers:

1. With the name BUGS BUNNY you’d definitely say rabbit – yet he first appeared in the animated short A Wild Hare. The debate rages! 2. Mel Blanc, also the voice behind Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and more! 3. Playing Peter Warne, Clarke Gable nonchalantly ate the orange vegetables while trying to impress a wealthy heiress in the 1934 romantic comedy It Happened One Night. 4. Number one, of course! 5. The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Animated Short. 6. BUGS BUNNY’s star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. 7. By issuing a commemorative stamp depicting the beloved bunny leaning on a mailbox. 8. New York (Brooklyn-Bronx).

Congratulations if you scored six or more – you’re a BUGS BUNNY brainbox!

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