“With great power comes great responsibility”, this quote applies to the Royal Mint that has issued a new super series, featuring the six comic book superheroes from the movie Justice League.
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 Elizabeth II.
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 players: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Arthur Curry, the aquatic hero Aquaman, Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, and the Flash, Barry Allen, the fastest man alive.
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.
Several other coins are issued in this collection.
A lenticular copper-nickel 25 cent coin features the animated version of all the six superheroes. You can 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 coloured 10-ounce silver $100 coin that is shaped like Superman’s shield. The coin depicts 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.
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.