Today, June 14, the Royal Canadian Mint announced the release of new bullion coin commemorating Superman, the fictional superhero with super-strength and supper-speed.
Officially licensed, struck in 1-ounce of 99.99% pure silver, and limited to 1 million pieces, the bullion coin features a frosted reverse of Superman’s signature S-Shield, which stands out from a background of precisely engraved radial lines.
Enhancing its security, the coin’s reverse also features a micro-engraved maple leaf mark containing the number ’16’. Reverse inscriptions include CANADA, 9999, FINE SILVER, 1 OZ, ARGENT PUR, and TM MC & © DC.
Obverses offer Susan Blunt’s portrait of the Queen with surrounding inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, 5 DOLLARS, and the year 2016.
Like other world mints, the Royal Canadian Mint does not sell bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, buyers are encouraged to order from reputable bullion dealers. Today, consumers are paying from about $4.50 to $6 above spot for one with discounts offered at larger quantities.
Quantities of 500 coins are boxed in red and blue packaging with a cover label featuring a full-color illustration of SUPERMAN™ and each 25-coin tube features a custom tamper-proof seal.
SUPERMAN and all DC characters and elements © & TM DC Comics.