Three new Royal Canadian Mint coins bearing designs featured on iconic Superman comic book covers are nearing a sellout.
Limited to 10,000 coins per design, sales opened to the public on Monday, June 1. By Tuesday afternoon, 77% of the coins had been claimed. The percentage climbed to 85% by early evening.
Comic covers depicted on the three silver coins include:
- Superman Action Comics #1 (2011)
- Superman Unchained #2 (2013)
- Superman #28 (2014)
Advanced engraving techniques are used to frame these comic cover images, which are placed within a series of concentric circles that also add depth and motion to the design.
Struck from one-ounce of 99.99% pure silver in a collector quality finish of proof, each officially licensed coin has a diameter of 38 millimeters, a serrated edge and a $20 face value.
Coins have common reverse inscriptions of CANADA, 2015, and 20 DOLLARS. Also common to each are obverses with Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the surrounding inscriptions ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Royal Canadian Mint-provided design information follows.
2015 $20 Superman Action Comics #1 Silver Coin
The reverse image recreates the 2011 cover of Action Comics #1, and features Superman as he runs from the authorities through the streets of Metropolis. The original artwork introduced a more modern take on a young Superman; wearing denim jeans and boots, Superman still maintains elements from his traditional costume with a blue shirt, red cape and the iconic ‘S’ shield emblazoned across his chest.
Vibrant color enhances the engraved portrait of Superman, even adding a red glow to the streaks caused by bullets that do little to slow him down.
2015 $20 Superman Unchained #2 Silver Coin
As seen on one of the six variant covers associated with Superman Unchained #2 (2013), the reverse image features vibrant color in its depiction of Superman in action. Battling a corrupt and covert military force, Superman displays an incredible feat of strength as he lifts a tank over his head with just one arm.
In the engraved background, high-tech tanks close in on the Man of Steel™, leaving a wake of destruction and rubble in their path.
2015 $20 Superman #28 Silver Coin
As seen on the cover of Superman #28 (2014), the reverse image features Superman in his Kryptonian battle armor, lifting the title of his comic book with the help of his heat vision and super strength.
Dust and debris fall from the SUPERMAN title, as our superhero’s red-colored cape billows in the wind.
Available individually or as a part of a three-coin subscription, place orders by visiting the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at www.mint.ca. An affiliate link to the Mint’s new releases is here. Each coin is CAD $109.95, or US $88.41.