To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman and its Canadian connection, the Royal Canadian Mint has partnered with DC Entertainment to release an exclusive line of Superman coins.
There are seven coins in this collection, ranging in cost for as low as $29.75 CAD to as high as $750.00 CAD. The face value of the coins range from 50¢ CAD to $75.00 CAD. The reverse side of most of the coins are engraved with, “75 years of Superman,” in Kryptonian. Each coin comes in a unique box featuring some of the most memorable signs associated with this iconic superhero. Also, some of the coins come with a commemorative stamp.
However, it wouldn’t be a proper Superman tribute without art. Each coin features some of the most iconic art from the past 75 years, including a really cool “Then and Now” coin which makes use of lenticular image technology. When you tilt the coin, the image shifts from Joe Shuster’s original image to a Jim Lee’s modern intrepation of the same pose. There is also a Superman hologram coin!
Each coin has a limit of two per family, and the Royal Canadian Mint will only ship to Canada and the United States. The coins will begin shipping today and can only be purchased from the Royal Canadian Mint website.
I’m not sure much more needs to be said, because Superman coin!
If you are unfamiliar with Superman’s Canadian connection, you can read the full Royal Canadian Mint press release. Also, to help fellow “old-school” Canadians relive our childhood memories, here is another Superman story, presented by Canada’s Heritage Minutes series: