After years of appearing on our coins, Superman finally breaks out from the surface of this large 10 ounce fine silver sculpture coin. The man of steel appears in full sculptural dimension, gilded with a layer of matt finish 24 karat gold. With a mintage of just 1,000 a quick sell-out from the Royal Canadian Mint is expected. GST/HST exempt.
Designed by Canadian comic book artist Jason Fabok, the reverse offers a statuesque take on The Last Son of Krypton. The silver sculpture of Superman appears to break out of the coin’s surface, where the boundary between 2D and 3D art has been “shattered” in a show of strength and resolve. As though exposed to the energy-giving rays of Earth’s yellow sun, Superman basks in the rich gleam of gold plating that highlights the sculpted work of Royal Canadian Mint engraver Matthew Porter. Superman’s gaze looks up towards the sky as he ascends with arms held out to the side, providing an unfettered view of the iconic ‘S’ emblazoned across his chest. The coin’s flat surface serves as a base, where the framed rim includes the engraved Kryptonian glyphs for “SUPERMAN” alongside the word “CANADA”, the year “2018” and the face value, “100 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and the word “CANADA”.