This 2016 large format $30 fine silver coin is based on the action film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The design features separate images of the three main superheroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Dawn of Justice is the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman, as well as the first theatrical film to feature live-action portrayals of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg. Mintage is limited to 7,000. GST/HST exempt.
The design features vibrant colour over intricate engraving that results in striking depictions of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman in action, with each distinctive super hero occupying a separate segment of the reverse design. At the top, a close-up of Superman finds the MAN OF STEEL in the midst of a confrontation, as viewed from the perspective of his foe; with his fist raised, he bears an angry, intent expression on his face while his red cape rises up behind him to denote movement. In the middle segment, Wonder Woman keeps her sword in its sheath on her back; but she projects a steely glare as she crosses her forearms in front of her, with bracelets in position to deflect any projectile. In the bottom portion of the reverse, the silhouettes of eight bats in flight can be seen behind Batman, whose iconic costume is temporarily replaced by metallic battle armour, as he raises his hand in anticipation of his opponent’s move.
As a common element throughout the reverse, the background is filled with carefully positioned polygon shapes that are contrasted through the use of frosted finishes, effectively creating a “shattered glass” effect; this is highly symbolic, for it represents the “shattering” of what was established in Man of Steel and the challenges that lie ahead after Superman has revealed himself to the world.