Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons

The seventh release in The Perth Mint exclusive The Simpsons coin program, this brightly colored shaped coin depicts a Duff beer can, Homer Simpson’s drink of choice and the most popular beer in his fictional home town of Springfield.

Perth Mint Duff BeerFirst introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and instantly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, now seen in 60 countries in 20 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached an incredible milestone becoming the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz 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 Simpsons – – Duff Beer 2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

Perth Mint Design

The Perth Mint coin’s reverse portrays a colored image of a Duff beer can, Homer Simpson’s drink of choice and the most popular beer in Springfield. Included in the design are Matt Groening’s signature and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2019 year-date, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.

Presentation

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 Authenticityfrom the Perth Mint.

Designer(s):

Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was chosen to appear on the coinage of the United Kingdom in 1998. His design began to appear on collector coins that year and became widespread starting in 1999 (View Designer’s Profile).

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Tuvalu
Year Of Issue:  2019
Denomination:  1 Dollar (TVD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  5,000
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  31.107 g
Dimensions:  27.30 x 49.20 mm
Thickness:  4.00 mm
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer Matt Groening
Quality: Proof

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Tuvalu? Had to google that one and never knew such a place existed. I’ve always wondered if there are any numismatists who mainly collect stuff like this and wonder if history will be kind to them. Gotta give the Perth Mint credit though, for they have filled the vacuum left by minters such as the late great Franklin Mint

    • Gotta give Tuvalu credit too; they derive a lot of income from the arrangement they have with the Perth Mint, as well as selling website domain names.

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