Since Canada’s first $100 gold coin was issued for collectors in 1976, this denomination has featured some of the most popular themes, and remains the longest running and most sought after gold coin series of the Royal Canadian Mint. While in past decades the mintage of $100 gold coins was often more than 20,000, the mintage of this 2016 Batman vs Superman $100 gold coin is just 3,000, and sold out quickly from the Royal Canadian Mint.
The full colour image of Superman and Batman set against the rich proof quality gold background is striking, and enhances the images of the characters portrayed. The red and yellow S-shield on Superman's blue costume is unmistakable as the MAN OF STEELTM stands in the light and strikes a pose that conveys his incredible strength. Adding a sense of movement and energy to the design, his red cape billows softly around him and strikes a colourful contrast against the dark, shadowy figure of BATMANTM. Thanks to the pointed ears of his cowl, the DARK KNIGHTTM is easily recognizable despite having his back turned to the viewer. The dichotomy between these two characters is symbolically conveyed throughout the design—from the careful play of light and shadows that define their identities, to their positioning so that they face the opposite way from one another. In the background, their side profiles are rendered as frosted silhouettes that continue this theme; and yet, these two SUPER HEROESTM share many similarities and in some sense, are "two sides of the same coin."
Unique custom packaging enhances the presentation of this coin.