06 January 2020
Perth Mint has released details of a new coin minted to mark the 80th anniversary of the animated duo Tom and Jerry.
The colourful coin is an officially licensed Tom & Jerry product and features a design that evokes the golden age of animation, when the cat and mouse first appeared on cinema screens, in 1940, created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Over the decades, a total of 161 Tom & Jerry cartoons were made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Tom & Jerry won fans all over the world.
Produced to a limited mintage of 2,500, the 1oz silver proof coin was designed by Ing Ing Jong and is legal tender in Tuvalu.
The reverse of 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.
Design: Ing Ing Jong
To purchase the coin, visit the Perth Mint website.