20¢ 1984 - McGruff The Crime Dog


20¢ 1984 - McGruff The Crime Dog
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic cartoon bloodhound created by Saatchi & Saatchi through the Ad Council for the National Crime Prevention Council for use by American police in building crime awareness among children. He debuted from Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in July 1980. The character himself was created by Sherry Nemmers and Ray Krivascy. See NYTimes Archives. The motto "Take a Bite out of Crime" was invented by Jack Keil (born in Rochester, New York), who also did McGruff's voice for many years. After two years on the air, a nationwide contest was opened to name the character. The most common entry was "Sherlock Bones". Other entries included "J. Edgar Dog", "Sarg-dog", and "Keystone Kop Dog". The winner, McGruff the Crime Dog, was submitted by a New Orleans police officer. In some of McGruff's advertisements, he appears with his nephew "Scruff".
Material Gold
Face value 0,20 American dollar
Print run 120,000,000
Issue date 26/09/1984
Print technique Photogravure
Perforation 11
Height 40.00 mm
Width 25.00 mm
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