The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled four new collectable Superman coins at this year’s Fan Expo Canada. These coins are a follow-up to last year’s Superman 75th Anniversary seven-coin set, you can see below:
The awesome collector’s set features a 14kt gold $100 coin with the cover art from The Adventures of Superman #596 (2001), and three silver coins: a $10 coin with cover art from Action Comics #1 (1932), a $15 coin with cover art from Action Comics #419 (1972), and a $20 coin with cover art from Superman Annual #1 (2012).
Check out their descriptions below:
2014 $100 14KT GOLD COIN – ICONIC SUPERMAN™ DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #596 (2001)
The reverse image taken from the DC Comics cover of The Adventures of Superman#596 features perhaps one of the most iconic and enduring images associated with Superman: that of the famous S-Shield. A partially obstructed view of Clark Kent allows the focus to remain on his chest as he pulls back his shirt to reveal the emblematic S-Shield. Colour is used to add depth to the image.
Limited to a world-wide mintage of only 2,000, this coin retails for $750.95 CDN.
2014 $10 FINE SILVER COIN – ICONIC SUPERMAN™ DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: ACTION COMICS #1 (1938)
This coin recreates the DC Comics cover of Action Comics #1, which is arguably the most famous comic book of all time. In the scene, Superman foils the attempted abduction of Lois Lane by stopping the gangsters’ green car, hoisting it high above his head and smashing the front of it against a rock. Brilliant colour highlights Superman’s iconic costume, as well as the now-damaged getaway car.
Limited to a world-wide mintage of only 10,000, this coin retails for $69.95 CDN.
2014 $15 FINE SILVER COIN – ICONIC SUPERMAN™ DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: ACTION COMICS #419 (1972)
The reverse image of this coin features an illustrated Superman in the classic iteration of his costume with the famous red and yellow S-Shield. With fists clenched and a determined grin, the DC Comics Super Hero takes to the skies high above the bustling city below, while his cape flutters behind him. By gently overlapping the inner rim of the image’s field, Superman appears to emerge from the coin itself.
Limited to a world-wide mintage of 10,000, this coin retails for $89.95 CDN.
2014 $20 FINE SILVER COIN – ICONIC SUPERMAN™ DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 (2012)
Taken from DC Comics’ Superman Annual #1, this coin’s reverse image depicts Superman in the New 52 style as though he is stepping out of the image’s field. As flashes of light crackle around him, his fixed, heated glare conveys strength and power. His familiar red cape crisply extends behind him as he moves away from the glinting Fortress of Solitude seen along the left edge. A series of concentric circles frame the image, further contributing to the design’s dynamic movement by creating an optical effect of motion.
Limited to a world-wide mintage of 10,000, this coin retails for $109.75 CDN.