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

Order your coin today!



TM & © DC COMICS.
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Reviews

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014)
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (28)
  • One of A kind (28)
  • Unique (26)
  • Good value (21)
  • Great quality (19)

Cons

  • Too small (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (13)
  • Gift (12)
  • Special occasion (10)
  • Holiday gift (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (17), Quality driven (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (8)

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4.0

Superman coin.... coolest thing.

By terry

from Vancouver

About Me Like unique

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind

Cons

  • No Supply

Best Uses

  • Collection

Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

none

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Nice but...

By Evan

from Toronto,On

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Gift For Child

Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

...too expensive.

 
5.0

A Beautiful Super Hero Coin

By Charlie

from Toronto Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Hard To Get

Best Uses

  • All Around Great Gift

Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

Great gift for a superman inyou

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

uplifting

By Doc Benway

from Ottawa

About Me Heirloom Collector, Quality Driven, Value driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comic Book Super Heroes
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Holiday Gift
  • Special Occasion

Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

Heirloom collection
Copy of first cover action comics#1
Not big enough
Like the idea of a personal account manager

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

nice detail

By Moose

from Oshawa Ont

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child
    • Holiday Gift
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

    great gift unique

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    ! SUPERB - Time 4 original comic book !

    By DanyaD.

    from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasion

      Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

      Would have been nice to have included a copy of l938 comic book front page !

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      3.0

      1/2 Ounce Superman Coin OK

      By talinmaplewood

      from Maplewood, MN

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Coin Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • One Of A Kind
      • Somewhat Affordable
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Poor Quality
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Collecting

      Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

      I was not real impressed with the details in this coin after I received it. The colorization wasn't lined up with the stamped impression very well. It looked a lot better in the picture than when I saw it in person. I thought last years (which were taken when I was robbed last year) were much nicer and had a lot better display case.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice Coin, Nice Value, Totally Unique

      By pizazzz

      from Toronto

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Hard To Get

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult

      Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

      This coin, from the Mint's second foray into the man of steel, is beautiful. Even though Superman himself is slightly bigger than a grain of rice, the image, the story conveyed from the artwork, makes it all okay.
      However, there is no 'dip' in the case that you could use to display. Weird. I have bought MANY coins since discovering coins just over a year ago - "Master Club' member in a few weeks - and I just keep buying glass display cases for them because the ones I buy are far to nice looking to be tucked away. With THIS coin, I need to lay it flat on top of the closed case, unless I want to rig up some toothpick-type contraption to angle it right.
      All in all, I keep the 5 stars: great looking coin, and one that the value will certainly hold and build for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Superman

      By grandpa

      from Scarborough ON

      About Me Bargain Hunter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

        Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

        I like Superman it's a very nice coin I like the colours of the coin it makes it stand out

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Superman

        By grandpa

        from Scarborough ON

        About Me Bargain Hunter

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For my collection

          Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: Action Comics #1 from 1938 - Mintage: 10000 (2014):

          I like Superman and it's a very nice setting, and affordable

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          Specifications

          • No.133872
          • Mintage10,000
          • 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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