Superman Depicted on Reverse Gold-Plated 3 oz Silver Coin

by CoinNews.net on August 9, 2017 · 0 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint kicked of the new month with several collectibles, including a unique piece that features DC Comics’ Superman™ against laser-engraved panels that hint at the origins of not only Superman but also Batman™ and Wonder Woman™.

2017 DC Comics Originals, The Brave and The Bold -3 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Silver Coin - Reverse

Reverse or tails side of the $50 reverse gold-plated silver coin

Adding to its appeal, the coin is struck in 3 ounces of 99.99% pure silver. Most of it is gold plated. Superman shines in silver.

"Traditional engraving brings Bronze Age Superman to life as he bursts through the laser-engraved comic book panels," describes the Royal Canadian Mint.

"The combination of engraving, plating and finishes creates a sense of motion and adds texture: it looks and feels like Superman is emerging from the coin’s flat surface and racing straight toward the viewer."

Susanna Blunt’s portrait of the Queen appears on the silver coin’s obverse or heads side.

2017 DC Comics Originals, The Brave and The Bold -3 oz. Reverse Gold-Plated Silver Coin - Obverse

Heads or obverse side of the $50 reverse gold-plated silver coin

The likeness is surrounded by inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, CANADA, 2017, D G REGINA, and 50 DOLLARS.

Major specifications for the new collector coin include:

  • Mintage: 3,000
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
  • Finish: proof
  • Weight (g): 94.4
  • Diameter (mm): 55
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: 50 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: DC Comics
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt

Ordering

Place orders for the reverse gold-plated silver coin on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the coin’s product page is right here. Pricing is CAD $319.95, which is about US $252.50

Each coin is encapsulated and ships in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

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