With the release of the highly anticipated movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeTM, the Royal Canadian Mint is excited to introduce an unforgettable series of coins! Fearing the actions of a god-like SUPER HEROTM left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day saviour, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with BATMANTM and SUPERMANTM at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Established with firm Canadian roots, SUPERMANTM was the first SUPER HEROTM, spawning countless new characters in the DC COMICSTM pantheon. He was the inspiration for a new archetype that not only still exists today, but is more popular than ever. Many important Canadian visionaries continue to shape the DC COMICSTM Universe even today, lending their talents as storytellers and further building on the history that began in 1938.
The reverse image combines the application of robust colour over intricate engraving to bring to life these artistic depictions of WONDER WOMANTM, SUPERMANTM and BATMANTM —the “trinity” of the DC COMICSTM Universe. Throughout the image's background, carefully positioned polygon shapes are contrasted through the use of frosted finishes in order to create a stunning “shattered glass” effect; this visual element is highly symbolic, for it represents the “shattering” of what was established in Man of SteelTM and the challenges that lie ahead after SUPERMANTM has revealed himself to the world. Within three of these shapes are the iconic SUPER HEROESTM themselves: WONDER WOMANTM in a battle-ready stance as she holds her Phoenician-inscribed sword before her; SUPERMANTM appears as a pillar of strength, his gaze steady on the horizon while the viewer’s eye is naturally drawn to the iconic red and yellow S-shield emblazoned across his chest; and BATMANTM , whose gritty expression beneath his cowl adds a brooding feel to this likeness of the seasoned crime-fighter. Each Super Hero’s name is engraved next to them in the intricate Kryptonian syllabic writing system.