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14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2,000 (2014)

 
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$750.95 CAD
Mintage: 2000
Canada and US only
1 per household

A finely-detailed recreation of the cover of The Adventures of Superman #596

The cover image of The Adventures of Superman #596, which hit newsstands on September 12, 2001, featured that most iconic Superman image–Clark Kent peeling away his shirt to reveal the symbol that is forever synonymous with Superman.

Despite the cover image (featured on the coin's reverse), the cover tagline states “This is NOT a job for Superman.” This teaser for the story titled “Shipbuilding” alludes to Superman's state of mind in The Adventures of Superman Vol. 1 #596. In the aftermath of the tragic Imperiex War, many question why Superman appears unwilling to participate in the global recovery efforts. After Superman jumps into action to stop a weather catastrophe then rescues a construction worker, he is confronted by President Lex Luthor, who pointedly asks Superman why he doesn't take on all the recovery efforts himself. In response, Superman explains that he has come to the realisation that he is not here to do everything for mankind–otherwise, it would all mean nothing.

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

Special features:
•  A finely-detailed recreation of the cover of The Adventures of Superman #596, showcasing the iconic S-shield emblem that is synonymous with Superman.
•  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.
•  Different finishes and expert engraving bring the dynamic movement of the reverse image to life, creating the impression that the S-shield is projecting from the coin.
•  Advanced engraving techniques are used to frame the image within a series of concentric circles to create added depth and motion to the design.
•  Limited mintage for this 14-karat gold coin is set to only 2,000.
•  A great gift for collectors and Superman fans.

Design:
The reverse image taken from the 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 rips back his shirt to reveal the emblematic S-shield. Colour is used to add depth to the image. The overlapping of Clark Kent's tie and buttons past the inner image, which is created by a series of concentric circles, further adds to the design's dynamic movement and helps create the illusion that the emblem is emerging from the coin.

Did you know…
•  Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor, ran for President of the United States in the 2000 election. He won but his term didn't last long before he was impeached!
•  The S-shield on the cover of The Adventures of Superman #596 was noticeably different, replacing the yellow background with a black one. It became a symbol of remembrance for those lost in the Imperiex War, which was chronicled in preceding issues.

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 with a beauty box.

Order your coin today!



TM & © DC COMICS.
WB SHIELD: TM & © WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
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14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014)
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • One of A kind (14)
  • Unique (14)
  • Great quality (11)
  • Good value (8)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (11)
  • Gift for child (8)
  • Holiday gift (7)
  • Special occasion (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (23), Budget shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (7)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Why use a cardboard box

By polarbear

from canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Holiday Gift

Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

Why use a cardboard box. The price that you pay and it being a gold coin should warrrant a better box. To show this coin to people the first thing they will see is you having to gently open the cardboard box to show this beatiful coin. Please reconsider future packaging techniques.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great details and iconic!

By Jimmy

from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Child
    • Holiday Gift
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

    I am so glad that I got this coin!

    Now I have the two full sets of Superman coins - 7 coin set of the 1st series and 4 coin set of the 2nd series.

    If you REALLY own a coin such as this one, you will rate it 5 out of 5!

    The lower ratings are from the ones who could not get their hands on one of this coin.

    Too bad though, I only have one full set of second series coins for myself, and only the silver ones for my dear dad who let me have the ONLY gold coin between us (he has the full set of the 1st series of 7 coins and so do I!).

    Highly recommend!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Nice piece for a Collection.

    By Gibby

    from Bolton, Ontario

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child

    Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

    The size is a little small, but I understand because of the price of Gold. Nicely presented and very professional looking. I bought the coin as an investment, and may hand it down to my children. I was disappointed that I was only able to get the "1" coin.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Superman Gold Coin

    By FEZ

    from CANADA

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Hobby

    Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

    The coin is for my personal collection. It took the RCM forever to ship the coin. For the cost of the product, the packaging should have been much better like a wooden box just like they do at the Perth and NZ Mint. Also the COA should have had a slot in the box. The packaging is not very professional to say the least. I am a little disappointed with this purchase from the RCM.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent. Come up with more products li

    By Mahalingam

    from OTTAWA. ON.CANADA

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Child
      • Special Occasion

      Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

      Gifts for my grandsons for their super academic performance...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      This coin was well worth waiting for.

      By Apex_2013

      from Calgary, Alberta

      About Me Bargain Hunter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Child

      Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

      This coin was well worth it... albeit, the acquisition price was way beyond the gold value. Mintage was 2000, which does not place it as a rare nor scarce collectible item. It is sought after by collectors of super heroes (particularly, Superman) memorabilia. Hence, the demand way exceeds the limited supply - driving up the premium value of the coin. This acquisition made me appreciative of being in the Masters Club.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice design and a keeper

      By Wizard of Oz

      from Surrey, BC

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Nice design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Box Material Weak

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasion
      • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

      Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

      Liked the design of this coin and had to have it. Wish the box was of higher quality material and equipped with a slot to hold the COA.

      All in all its a great coin.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By quigley

      from little rock arkansas

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • One Of A Kind

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Holiday Gift

        Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

        The coin is well made and is very nice to look at.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        2014 Superman Coin

        By Joe

        from Toronto

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Design Too Simple
        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Child

        Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

        Packaging is nice. The design is not as attractive as the 2013 gold coin. It would be nice if it has more colour as that for the silver coins

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice coin with cheap box

        By NJ

        from Usa

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Poor Personalization

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Holiday Gift

        Comments about 14-Karat Gold Coin - Iconic Superman™ Comic Book Covers: The Adventures of Superman #596 from 2001 - Mintage: 2000 (2014):

        The coin was great, but it should deserve a wooden box.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Specifications

        • No.133893
        • Mintage2000
        • Composition14-karat gold
        • Finishproof
        • Weight (g) 12
        • Diameter (mm) 27
        • Edgeserrated
        • Certificateserialized
        • Face value100 dollars
        • ArtistDC Comics (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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