First 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.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the Homer Simpson 2020 1oz Gold Coin in card packaging, from a maximum mintage of 5,000.
The coin’s reverse portrays the word “D’OH!” above Homer in his iconic catchphrase pose. A half-eaten glazed donut with sprinkles, Homer’s favourite treat, replaces the letter O in D’OH. Also included in the design is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, Matt Groening’s signature, and a background of sprinkles from Homer’s famous donut.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year 2020, the coin’s weight and fineness and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
For more information on this or other coins go to the Perth Mint website.
If you want to hear many of Homer’s famous dohs, watch this compilation on YouTube.
To learn more about Homer and the series, enjoy the wiki-style fanpage Simpsons Wiki.
And to watch full espisodes go to the Fox site.