The MAN OF STEEL™ flies onto our latest COMIX™ Coin! Made of 1oz pure silver, it features the iconic DC SUPERMAN™ #1 comic, the first self-titled comic book for a Super Hero ever!
SUPERMAN was the hottest selling character in comics from his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in 1938. Although he was clearly the star of Action Comics, other comic characters appeared in that publication, but fans demanded a book that contained ONLY SUPERMAN. Later, in May 1939, the first all SUPERMAN comic appeared – SUPERMAN #1!
This comic also boasts another first, a CGC-graded 8.0 copy sold for $5.3 million earlier this year, making it the most expensive comic book on record!
SUPERMAN #1 tells the story of how planet Krypton exploded and how an infant SUPERMAN was placed inside a rocket and sent to Earth. The story later revolves around him trying to get a job at a newspaper (as his alter ego Clark Kent) but due to a lack of experience isn’t hired.
Eventually, he goes to a prison where a riot is taking place, Clark then uses this information to get hired at the paper. This is the start of an ongoing ‘detective style’ story told within the comics which leads to a retelling of stories from Action Comics.
This coin features a coloured image of the iconic SUPERMAN #1 comic cover from 1939. To mimic the comic book, it has been crafted into a rectangular shape and is uniquely coloured on all four sides to represent the spine and pages. As legal tender, the obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth ll. For an extra touch, a turning page has also been engraved!
Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this special piece arrives nestled in black velvet inside a themed, custom-designed box. The large window on the front ensures you can show it off in your collection. Printed on the back of the box, is a Certificate of Authenticity and the coin’s unique number in the limited mintage of 5,000.
Order yours today before it flies away!
- 1oz pure silver coin inspired by the cover of DC SUPERMAN™ #1 comic from May 1939.
- Considered the start of SUPERMAN’s own comic journey and the first self-titled series for a comic book Super Hero ever.
- Part of our COMIX™ Coin series.
- Shaped into a rectangular coin and coloured on all sides to mimic a comic book.
- Packaged in a themed, custom-designed box with a large window for easy display.
- Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
- Limited mintage of 5,000 coins.
- Incredible memento for any fan of DC, Super Heroes and SUPERMAN.
Released 6 October, 2022 | RRP USD$109.00
|Metal||999 Fine Silver|
|Weight||1 troy oz|
|Finish||Proof / Coloured|
|Year of Issue||2022|
|Effigy||Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II|
|Country of Issue||Niue|
|Dimensions||45mm x 31.5mm|