2014 $10 Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 (1938) - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932060135

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Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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Superman is the superhero alter-ego of Clark Kent, and widely considered a cultural icon. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and since has appeared in various television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. Superman can usually be found wearing a blue costume and red cape, with a stylized red-and-yellow "S" shield on his chest. This shield has been used extensively to symbolize the character. Superman was born on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his biological father, just before Krypton is destroyed. Found and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent, and taught strong moral values. Very early in his childhood, Clark began to display his superhuman abilities, which he eventually resolved to use for the greater good. As Clark Kent, he is a journalist for the Daily Planet, a Metropolis newspaper based in the fictional city of Metropolis. Superman's primary love interest is Lois Lane, and his archenemy is supervillain and millionaire Lex Luthor. Superman has captured our imaginations, and has fascinated cultural theorists, commentators, and critics worldwide. Superman has been hailed as the foundation for our contemporary understanding of superheroes!

Limited mintage for this affordable half-ounce 99.99% fine silver coin is only 10,000, making it a great gift for collectors and Superman fans alike. It is also an affordable way to start a young person’s collection.

The Design:

This striking coin commemorates the debut of Superman as he appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938. In this image, Superman halts the abduction of Lois Lane by stopping the gangsters’ green car. Brilliant colour highlights his iconic costume and the offending getaway vehicle. Within the image’s inner rim, two of the villains are shown terrified of his superhuman strength, while one of the car’s tires lies embedded in the rim. Another villain overlaps the outer rim in the foreground, adding dynamism to the image. The use of several different finishes and brilliant colour bring to life this iconic image of retro Superman, and pay tribute to the Royal Canadian Mint’s excellency in craftsmanship. 


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Year: 2014

Diameter: 34mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 15.87 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.51 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Superman foils abduction of Lois Lane by smashing green car against rock
Finish: Proof
Series: Superman
Quantity Produced: 10,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers

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