The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new “super” series featuring the
six comic-book heroes from the movie Justice League, now in theaters.
With the new issue, the mint is recognizing the work of Canadians
Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson. Each coin’s reverse contains original
art by Fabok, lead artist of the flagship Justice League comic
book. The designs are further enhanced by the work of colorist Anderson.
The obverse of each coin carries the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen
Mysterious zinc cent discovered in antique store.
A 1982 Lincoln cent and cent blanks encased in acrylic are
possibly employees’ souvenirs from when the Ball Corp. began
supplying the Mint with cent planchets.
The Justice League is DC Comics biggest team of superheroes, and
while the team roster has changed over the years, the movie version
will feature some of the DC universe’s biggest player: Superman, aka
Clark Kent, the Daily Planet reporter and hero from Krypton who “died”
in the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie that preceded
the new film; Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham, whose secret identity
is billionaire Bruce Wayne; Wonder Woman, the Amazon princess (alias
Diana Prince) whose 2017 standalone movie set box-office records;
Arthur Curry, the aquatic hero Aquaman who rules and protects the
underwater regions of Earth; Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, whose badly
damaged body was supplemented by cybernetic parts that gives him great
strength and the ability to fly; and the Flash, Barry Allen, the
fastest man alive.
In the movie release on Nov. 17, the heroes — who generally work
alone and not in a team — have to form bonds and work together to
fight the otherworldly foes of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
Three Proof silver $20 coins spotlight the hero pairs of Wonder
Woman/Flash, Cyborg/Superman, and Aquaman/Batman with the engraved
face value and the year 2018. Each .9999 fine silver coin weighs 31.83
grams, measures 40 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of
7,500 pieces. The coins can be purchased for $88.43 each.
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Several other coins are issued in this collection.
A lenticular copper-nickel 25-cent coin animating all six Justice
League superheroes features motion effects — tilt the coin from side
to side to view the two-image design, and watch as the team members
appear to jump into action.
A .999 fine silver $30 coin celebrating “The World’s Greatest Super
Heroes” pictures all six characters. The Proof coin weighs 62.67
grams, measures 54 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of
6,000 pieces each. It is priced at $148.71 in U.S. funds.
A $100 14-karat gold coin titled “United We Stand” features Batman,
Wonder Woman, and Superman. The coin weighs 12 grams, measures 27
millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 2,500 pieces each.
It is priced at $587.14.
The RCM is also offering a colored 10-ounce silver $100 coin that is
shaped like Superman’s shield. The coin features Superman’s S-shaped
symbol in red against a backdrop of “a collage of comic book action
scenes that chart Superman’s evolution through the ages,” notes the
mint. The Proof .9999 fine silver coin is limited to a mintage of
1,500 pieces and is priced at $902.25 in U.S. funds. It measures 110
millimeters by 87.5 millimeters in size.
The Justice League coins are the latest in the Royal Canadian Mint’s
series of coins with popular culture themes, many of which include
comic book characters.
All of these Justice League items are available from the
Royal Canadian Mint website, or via the two official distributors: Gatewest Coin
and Talisman Coins.