Released by the Royal Canadian Mint are 75th Anniversary of Superman™ Commemorative Coins celebrating the comic book introduction of the iconic super hero.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each coin and stamp set comes in a custom folder. Pricing has been established at CAD $29.75.
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).