Superheroes are on everyone’s mind right now, from feature-film lovers to precious metal collectors. The Royal Canadian Mint has led the way in 2016 with a variety of superhero-themed coins, many focusing on the recently released Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Today, a new product from the RCM commemorates Superman with an iconic depiction of his “S” shield.
- Mintage capped at 1 million coins in total!
- Individual rounds ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 20 ship in tubes, and multiples of 500 ship in boxes.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Reverse honors Superman with his “S” shield.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s profile.
Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1933, when the writer and artist (respectively) were just high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio. The fictional superhero lived a double life in the city of Metropolis, spending his days as the mild-mannered newspaper report Clark Kent, and rescuing the world from danger as Superman when the time called.
His origin story states that Superman was born as Kal-El on the planet of Krypton, and sent to Earth for his own good just moments before his home planet was destroyed. Raised in Kansas on a farm by humble people, he was brought up with a strong moral compass.
The Royal Canadian Mint has produced a variety of Superman-themed coins so far in 2016, but none is as brilliant as the 2016 1 oz Canadian Superman Shield coin. A limited release product that stands alone in its own series, this superman coin features only the image of the icon’s “S” shield.
The obverse side of the 2016 1 oz Canadian Superman Shield coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the finest refineries and mints in the world, striking circulation currency for the nation of Canada as well as countless smaller nations such as the Bahamas and New Zealand, to name a few.
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