Supermoney: Canada Minting More Superman Coins

September 2, 2014


Remember those Superman coins the Canadian Mint produced last year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman not being Canadian? Well now they're back with four more, each celebrating a different iconic comic book cover. Are they going to have that one with the super buxom Mary Jane sitting in her apartment? No. You know why? "Because that was a Spider Man cover?" Oh, right. I was going to say because it's too sexy for a coin. You can't have kids out there masturbating to currency.

(Above) 2014 $10 FINE SILVER COIN -- ICONIC SUPERMAN(TM) DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: Action Comics #1 (1938) This coin recreates the DC Comics cover of Action Comics #1, which is arguably the most famous comic book of all time. In the scene, Superman foils the attempted abduction of Lois Lane by stopping the gangsters' green car, hoisting it high above his head and smashing the front of it against a rock. Brilliant color highlights Superman's iconic costume, as well as the now-damaged getaway car. With a world-wide mintage of only 10,000, this coin can be purchased for $69.95 CDN.

Hoho, a $10 coin for only $70. That's a steal! "You're an idiot." It's true, I'm not that smart, but I do know a good deal when I see one. That's why I always buy toilet paper in bulk. Guess how much I just paid for 48 double rolls. "$40?" Haha, that was a trick question -- I don't buy toilet paper, I use paper towels.

Keep going for pictures and descriptions of the other three.


2014 $100 14KT GOLD COIN - ICONIC SUPERMAN(TM) DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: The Adventures of Superman #596 (2001) The reverse image taken from the DC Comics cover of The Adventures of Superman#596 features perhaps one of the most iconic and enduring images associated with Superman: that of the famous S-Shield. A partially obstructed view of Clark Kent allows the focus to remain on his chest as he pulls back his shirt to reveal the emblematic S-Shield. Color is used to add depth to the image. Limited to a world-wide mintage of 2,000 examples, this coin retails for $750.95 CDN.


2014 $15 FINE SILVER COIN -- ICONIC SUPERMAN(TM) DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: Action Comics #419 (1972) The reverse image of this coin features an illustrated Superman in the classic iteration of his costume with the famous red and yellow S-Shield. With fists clenched and a determined grin, the DC Comics Super Hero takes to the skies high above the bustling city below, while his cape flutters behind him. By gently overlapping the inner rim of the image's field, Superman appears to emerge from the coin itself. Limited to a world-wide mintage of 10,000, this coin retails for $89.95 CDN.


2014 $20 FINE SILVER COIN -- ICONIC SUPERMAN(TM) DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: Superman Annual #1 (2012) Taken from DC Comics' Superman Annual #1, this coin's reverse image depicts Superman in the New 52 style as though he is stepping out of the image's field. As flashes of light crackle around him, his fixed, heated glare conveys strength and power. His familiar red cape crisply extends behind him as he moves away from the glinting Fortress of Solitude seen along the left edge. A series of concentric circles frame the image, further contributing to the design's dynamic movement by creating an optical effect of motion. This coin is offered at $109.75 CDN and has a world-wide mintage of 10,000.

Thanks to neolardo, who's been searching for a new lucky coin but isn't convinced any of these are it.

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