The Dawn of DC Comics begins with the Golden Age. It was the Golden Age of Comics—an era that marked the debut of some of the most enduring characters of our times. Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more. This 3 oz. fine silver coin pays tribute to the fan-favourite DC Comics Super Heroes in their earliest incarnations, as they appeared in the pages of All Star Comics. This DC Comics “All Star Comic” coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint is a $50 denomination features selective gold plating and weighs just over three ounces of pure silver. Mintage is limited to only 3,000 coins. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
The reverse design delves into the pages of vintage comic books to pay homage to DC Comics Super Heroes in their earliest forms. Traditional engraving frames each of the laser-engraved comic book panels that appeared in early issues of DC Comics. Together, they form a stunning collage of fan-favourites, including: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin (Dick Grayson), The Flash (Jay Garrick), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Doctor Fate, Hawkman, Catwoman, Black Canary, The Penguin, The Joker, even the Batmobile. The reverse gold plating adds a fitting gleam and luminosity to this ode to the Golden Age of Comic Books—save for the silvery image of Superman at the center, where a laser halftone pattern adds a modern flair as the precision-engraved “Champion of the Oppressed” bursts through the page. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty
Comics grow up – The Coming of Age DC Comics flourishes during the Bronze Age. Moving away from the more light-hearted plots of the Silver Age, the comic books of this era pushed new boundaries through socially relevant themes, while introducing changes to the characters and their origin stories. This reverse gold-plated, fine silver coin channels the spirit of Bronze Age comics, with a special focus on Superman.
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.