2013 Superman Coins Commemorate 75th Anniversary

by Darrin Lee Unser on September 10, 2013 · 7 comments

Released by the Royal Canadian Mint are 75th Anniversary of Superman™ Commemorative Coins celebrating the comic book introduction of the iconic super hero.

2013 75th Anniversary of Superman Commemorate Coins

Collection of Royal Canadian Mint 2013 75th Anniversary of Superman Commemorate Coins

These limited-edition 75th anniversary Superman coins are available in seven different versions to include one 14 karat gold coin, five 99.99% pure silver coins and one cupro-nickel variety.

Canadian artist Joe Shuster partnered with writer Jerry Siegel to develop the concept of Superman. Their collaboration first appeared in comic books in June of 1938 with Superman exploding in popularity to the point where he is arguably the most well-known super hero in modern day culture.

"Superman is the most iconic Super Hero with legions of fans around the world that span multiple generations," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We’re thrilled to partner with DC Entertainment to offer the Royal Canadian Mint the ultimate DC Comics Super Hero in this honorable collection that embodies the world of Superman."

Additional information on the seven different 75th Anniversary of Superman™ Commemorative Coins is offered below:

2013 $75 The Early Years Superman Gold Commemorative Coins

This strike marks the first time Superman has been featured on a gold coin. Offered in 14 karat, the coin shows a full color image of the super hero soaring above his "adopted hometown" of Metropolis as originally depicted by artist Joe Shuster on the cover of the Superman No. 1 comic book.

2013 $75 The Early Years Superman Gold Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of the 2013 $75 The Early Years Superman Gold Coin

Surrounding the "Man of Steel" is an artistic rendition of Superman’s crystalline Fortress of Solitude. The coin is struck to proof quality with a weight of 12 grams and a diameter of 27mm.

World-wide mintage is 2,000. Current pricing is shown as CAD $750.00 with an illustrated presentation and shipping box included.

Royal Canadian Mint Product Page.

2013 $10 Vintage Superman Silver Coin

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the Vintage Superman Coin offers a view of the hero breaking out of chains to defeat the enemy. Fictitious Kryptonian language from Superman’s home planet surrounds the design along with the inscriptions of CANADA, 10 DOLLARS and 2013.

2013 $10 Vintage Superman Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint image of the 2013 $10 Vintage Superman Silver Coin

Each features a diameter of 27 millimeters, a metal weight of 7.96 grams and a mintage limit of 15,000. A custom acrylic case and custom colored beauty box ships with each coin. Pricing of each is listed as CAD $44.75.

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2013 $15 Modern Day Superman Silver Commemorative Coins

A colored modern-day representation of Superman is featured on the reverse of this 99.99% pure silver coin. This contemporary interpretation was provided by DC Comics/Warner Brothers.

2013 $15 Modern Day Superman Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of the 2013 $15 Modern Day Superman Silver Coin

Surrounding the super hero is the inscription of "75 YEARS OF SUPERMAN" in the fictitious Kryptonian language. Additional inscriptions include CANADA, 15 DOLLARS and 2013. With a mintage cap of 15,000, each 34 mm coin sells for CAD $69.75 and a custom presentation box included.

Royal Canadian Mint Product Page.

2013 $20 Man of Steel Superman Silver Commemorative Coins

The 2013 Superman: Man of Steel $20 Fine Silver Coin shows a colorized side-view of Superman. Provided by DC Comics/Warner Brothers, the image depicts the hero standing guard of Metropolis.

2013 $20 Man of Steel Superman Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of the 2013 $20 Man of Steel Superman Silver Coin

Inscriptions of CANADA, 20 DOLLARS and 2013 surround the design. Mintage of each 31.39 gram coin is limited to 10,000. A custom case and beauty box is included with each for the current pricing of CAD $109.75.

Royal Canadian Mint Product Page.

2013 $20 The Shield Superman Silver Commemorative Coins

Two enamel colors (red and yellow) are used on the reverse of this coin to highlight the shield of Superman. The 2013 Superman: The Shield $20 Fine Silver Coin is struck from 99.99% pure silver with a maximum of 10,000 to be issued.

2013 $20 The Shield Superman Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of the 2013 $20 The Shield Superman Silver Coin

Each is featured in proof quality with a weight of 31.39 grams and a diameter of 38mm. As with the other related coins, each is encapsulated and presented in custom case and beauty box. Pricing is CAD $119.75.

Royal Canadian Mint Product Page.

2013 $20 Metropolis Superman Hologram Silver Commemorative Coins

The first struck achromatic hologram coin in the world is offered by the Royal Canadian Mint with this 2013 Superman: Metropolis $20 Fine Silver Coin. Created using a nanotechnology-based achromatic imaging method, the reverse design shows Superman flying over Metropolis.

2013 $20 Metropolis Superman Hologram Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of the 2013 $20 Metropolis Superman Hologram Silver Coin

Mintage of the release is capped at 10,000 with each struck from 99.99% pure silver. Encapsulated strikes are presented in a custom case and beauty box. Pricing of each is listed as CAD $129.75.

Royal Canadian Mint Product Page.

2013 50c Superman Lenticular Coin and Stamp Set

The 2013 Superman: Then and Now Coin and Stamp Set includes a 50-cent cupro-nickel coin featuring a laser-created lenticular reverse image. The image shows Superman flying above Metropolis. Also included is a collectible stamp by Canada Post offering another representation of the same image.

2013 50c Superman Lenticular Coin and Stamp Set

Royal Canadian Mint image of the 2013 50c Superman Lenticular Coin and Stamp Set

Each coin and stamp set comes in a custom folder. Pricing has been established at CAD $29.75.

Royal Canadian Mint Product Page.

Additional information on the 75th Anniversary of Superman™ Commemorative Coins may be found on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website of www.mint.ca. Phone orders are accepted at 1-800-267-1871 (Canada) or 1-800-268-6468 (US).

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

RonnieBGood September 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

All I can say is that I pray the US Mint never goes down this road…

wdg5 September 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Agree @RonnieBGood…… what a joke this theme is. Whats next? Popeye, Bugs Bunny and sesame street editions?

Tom Thumb September 11, 2013 at 9:50 am

agree looks like something from the franklin mint.

Bubba September 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

These are really cool. To think they are acutally coins and not medallions. These would appeal to a lot of people that aren’t coin collectors. The reason coin collecting is dying is because new collectors aren’t coming on board. Maybe this will get a few more started.

x September 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

whats next?

RonnieBGood September 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Since when is coin collecting dying?
The US Mint’s sales are the envy of the world mint’s! Every coin I have put up for sale has sold easily and well. Found any good coins in pocket change? No? Someone is collecting!

Jerry Shearman September 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Seems we now have coin collecting for fun , and coin collecting for profit & investment. Why not , maybe it will attract more young people to the hobby. God knows there’s enough greed in collecting these days .

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