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 design features a dual image that shifts between two ultra-modern, stylized silhouettes of SUPERMANTM and BATMANTM . The first image plays with light and shadows to present the silhouette of SUPERMANTM in motion, his cape spread out behind him as he sails through the air and into action. Negative space within SUPERMANTM'S silhouette cleverly uses the red background to recreate the red S-shield that is famously emblazoned across SUPERMANTM'S chest. As the coin is tipped, lenticular technology causes the image to change to a second frame, which is a silhouette of BATMANTM against a dark grey background. The cape that stretches from one side of the coin to the other is now webbed, as a bat’s wings would be. The white of BATMANTM'S eyes emerge from the pointed cowl, while the physique that previously bore SUPERMANTM'S iconic symbol is now filled in as BATMANTM springs into action in the shadows.