Superman™ is one of the iconic images of the 20th century and beyond, and often seen as the greatest superhero ever created. This DC Comics “Originals” coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint is a $20 denomination featuring selective full colour, and weighs just over one ounce of pure silver. Mintage is limited to only 10,000 coins. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
The reverse image mimics a comic book splash page with a coloured and engraved rendition of Superman. The Man of SteelTM stands in the center of the image field with his legs apart and his fists clenched. He radiates strength and resolve as he lifts his eyes to the skies. The use of red, blue and yellow highlights his iconic costume and s shield. To the left The Silver-Age Fortress of Solitude rises up behind SupermanTM, with the classic SupermanTM telescopic logo seen on the right.
The DC Comics Originals series has a classic, slightly retro style, recalling the look most comic book fans grew up with and remember fondly. Basing itself on the 1980s DC Comics style, this series celebrates one of the most established looks for the DC Comics pantheon of Super Heroes, including the Man of Steel ™ himself, Superman™. The vintage feel extends even extends to the packaging. Each coin in the series comes enclosed in unique packaging that recreates the look of a well-loved comic book.
The Man of Steel:
Since his first appearance in 1938, millions of readers and movie-goers have been captivated by the adventures of Clark Kent and his secret identity as Superman. Safe from the destruction of his home planet Krypton, the infant space traveler was discovered near Smallville, Kansas, by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who raised him as their son. They instilled in him the strong values and beliefs that compel him to use his superhuman abilities for the greater good. As an adult living in the big city of Metropolis, Clark keeps his powers a secret thanks to his persona as a mild-mannered reporter; but as Superman, he becomes a powerful symbol of valour, strength and justice while battling some of the greatest villains of all time.