Across 60 countries in the world, The Simpsons are a much loved cartoon family having spent 33 years entertaining humanity in more than 20 languages globally. The show is currently in its 30th season, having aired over 700 episodes, this is the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history and to celebrate, the Perth Mint have created an artistic commemorative coin.
The Homer Simpson 2020 1oz Gold coin is an official licensed product, and is an extremely limited edition with only 5000 coins minted.
The coin design portrays Homer Simpson together with his iconic catchphrase “D’OH!” with a half-eaten sprinkle glazed-donut, which is Homer’s favourite food. The donut is showcased in place of the letter O in “D’OH!” Included in this design is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s signature and a scatter of sprinkles as the background.
On the reverse side of the coin is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as depicted by Ian Rank-Broadley, together with the monetary value, the weight and fineness and the 2020 date.
In 1998, Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was chosen to appear on all coinage of the United Kingdom. That year, his design began to appear on collectors coins and has become widespread ever since.