The latest coin in the COMIX collection celebrates the beginning of one of the most famous comic books ever made. Superman, arguably the original super-hero, first appeared in the pages of Action Comics #1 in 1938, co-starring alongside a roster of other characters. He quickly grew so popular that readers began to demand a comic that starred Superman exclusively, and the very first issue of his solo title appeared in 1939, kicking off a decades-long career as a major presence in popular culture. The impact of Superman #1 was so profound that a collectible copy recently sold for $5.3 million: the single most expensive comic of all time. The legacy of Superman’s first solo appearance is celebrated by the 2022 1 oz Niue Silver COMIX Superman #1 Coin.
- Ships in box packaging inside a protective acrylic capsule!
- Issued in 2022 by the N.Z. Mint!
- Limited mintage of just 5,000 coins!
- Struck in a rectangular shape, and contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) as legal tender of Niue.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features a colorized replica of the cover of Superman #1.
Superman #1 revealed the iconic backstory of the Man of Steel, telling the tale of the explosion of Krypton and the sending of an infant to Earth on a rocket ship. It set up his secret identity as mild-mannered investigative reporter Clark Kent, introduced readers to Pa and Ma Kent, and established the overall structure of the adventures of Superman for years to come.
The 2022 Niue Silver COMIX Superman #1 Coin has a rectangular design that presents as a miniature replica of this landmark comic book, and comes in themed box packaging along with a Certificate of Authenticity. The coin is protected by an acrylic capsule and ship fully insured against loss or damage.
The reverse side of this coin shows a vividly colorized mini-replica of the iconic cover of Superman #1, complete with its distinctive lettering, design, and artwork. It is uniquely colored on all four sides to mimic the comic’s spine and pages.
The obverse side features an effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, verifying the coin as legal tender. This is accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “2022” and “2 DOLLARS,” and a turning page leaf is engraved at the bottom left.
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