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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

 
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$69.95 CAD
Mintage: 10000
Canada and US only
3 per household

A great gift for collectors and Superman fans. Order yours today!

“And so was created… SUPERMAN!” In 1938, the world was first introduced to the now-famous superhero with the debut of Action Comics #1. Arguably the most famous comic book of all time, its iconic cover inspired readers to believe in what seemed to be impossible in those troubled days: a costumed man with unparalleled strength “who had sworn to devote his existence to helping those in need.”

Action Comics #1 was an anthology of stories that introduced several characters, but none proved as enduring as the hero featured in the first story. As “Champion of the Oppressed,” Superman springs into action in a number of situations in this first issue, from stopping a pending execution to interfering with a wife beating. Later, Clark succeeds in getting a date with Lois Lane, but it ends on an unexpected note when a rebuffed hoodlum named Butch abducts Lois. This leads to an impressive show of strength–the scene that is depicted both on the comic book cover and as the coin's stunning reverse image.

A great gift for collectors and Superman fans. Order yours today before they're all gone!

Special features:
•  Commemorates the debut of Superman as he appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938.
•  A celebration of the iconic art that has graced the covers of Superman comic books throughout all eras of Superman's tenure, from 1938 to the present.
•  The use of different finishes and brilliant colour bring to life this iconic image of Vintage Superman, and exemplify the Royal Canadian Mint's internationally-renowned craftsmanship.
•  Limited mintage for this affordable fine silver (99.99% pure) coin is set to 10,000.
•  A great gift for collectors and Superman fans.
•  An affordable way to start a young person's collection.
•  GST/HST exempt.

Design:
The reverse image, provided by DC Comics, recreates the 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 colour highlights our superhero's iconic costume, as well as the now-damaged getaway car. Within the image's inner rim, two of the villains cower in fear at this impressive show of strength, while one of the car's tires lies embedded in the rim. Another villain overlaps the outer rim in the foreground, adding dimension to the image.

Did you know...
•  In his debut, Superman could do a lot of impressive things – but flying wasn't one of them. According to the narrative in Action Comics #1, Superman could: “leap 1/8th of a mile, hurdle a twenty-story building, raise tremendous weights, run faster than an express train, and that nothing less than a bursting shell could penetrate his skin.”
•  Clark Kent was originally a reporter for the Daily Star. The newspaper would only be known as the Daily Planet a few years later, in 1940.
•  The issue marks the first appearance of Lois Lane, who isn't impressed with Clark Kent's mild-mannered ways–in fact, she calls him “a spineless, unbearable coward” in this issue!
•  Superman's S-shield features a simple “S” stamped in the centre instead of one that stretches from one edge of the shield to the other.

Since his first appearance in 1938, millions of readers and movie-goers have been captivated by the adventures of Clark Kent and his secret identity as Superman. Safe from the destruction of his home planet Krypton, the infant space traveller was discovered near Smallville, Kansas, by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who raised him as their son. They instilled in him the strong values and beliefs that compel him to use his superhuman abilities for the greater good. As an adult living in the big city of Metropolis, Clark keeps his powers a secret thanks to his persona as a mild-mannered reporter; but as Superman, he becomes a powerful symbol of valour, strength and justice while battling some of the greatest villains of all time.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a premium graphic case.

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Specifications

  • No.133872
  • Mintage10000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistDC Comics (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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