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Canada 2014 Superman® Classic Comic Book Cover Art #1 - Action Comics No. 1 $10 Lifting Car Pure Silver Proof with Color

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Collect all four different, classic Superman™ comic book covers! Celebrate the Man of Steel™ with the iconic Action Comics #1 cover, minted in pure silver with full proof proof finish, depicting a full color image of the heroic Superman™ in action!

The Complete 3-Coin Collection of all three different, dynamic Man of Steel™ Pure Silver Proofs may be available - click here to see if it is!


Celebrate four different, Superman™ classic comic book cover with four different, precious metals commorative coins from the Royal Canadian Mint!


On the cover of Action Comics #1 (which is arguably the most famous comic book of all time), 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 color 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.Sold out at the Mint!The most famous comic book of all time is now a coin! This beauty commemorates the debut of Superman as he first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938. In 2014, a near-pristine copy of this comic book sold for US $3.2 million - the most ever paid for a comic book in the history of the world!

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On the cover of Action Comics #1 (which is arguably the most famous comic book of all time), 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 color 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.

Representing all eras of Superman’s tenure, The Royal Canadian Mint, Official Licensee of DC Comics, has crafted this dynamic and exciting colored coin with the Man of Steel. This super program features graphics and images from throughout Superman's seventy-five year history, on both the coins and the dynamic, full color packaging!

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Superman™ with the Modern Day $15 pure silver proof, depicting a full color, iconic image of the Man of Steel™ flying and ready for action!

“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 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 become known as the Daily Planet a couple of 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 first issue!
•  Superman's S-shield features a simple “S” stamped in the center of the shield, 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 traveler 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 strength and valor (to say nothing of truth, justice while battling some of the greatest villains of all time.

Click here for all coins celebrating Superman™, the Man of Steel!

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Superman™ with the Modern Day $15 pure silver proof, depicting a full color, iconic image of the Man of Steel™ flying and ready for action!

Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Superman Coin in PackageThe obverse design (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 color 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.

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Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit      10,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist DC Comics / Warner Brothers
Certificate Individually Numbered

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