Captain America is 75 and Fiji issues a cool domed silver coin to celebrate

Along with antique finish ancient gods coins, domed coins seem to have maintained an impressive quality level across the board. A broad and innovative selection has appeared over the last few years as more and more mints master the complexities of minting them. From astronomy to sport, there’s hardly been a dud amongst them. The main reason we believe, is the careful choice of subject. Great ideas are crucial to the success of any coins, and this new one certainly fits the bill.

A hugely popular comic superhero, made all the more so by the recent wave of movies, Captain America is a perfect shoe-in for a birthday celebration. At 75 years old, this birthday demanded something more than just another coloured silver coin. Depicting Captain America’s ultra-iconic shield, the domed strike is a perfect facsimile, brightly coloured, and clean of anything except the Marvel copyright. The obverse features the Fijjian emblem, along with inscriptions showing the issuer, denomination, composition and date. It’s a standard obverse design, the theming being restricted to the reverse face.

Struck in two ounces of fine silver, this has the benefit of increasing the diameter of the coin up past 50mm, a welcome boost. Packaging looks very stylish, much more subtle than the Avengers sets that the same producer has released to date. The innovative fine silver certificate is present again. Mintage is set at a maximum of 7,500 and the price at $179.00 USD. A great coin that fans of both domed coins and Captain America will appreciate, we believe.

For those unfamiliar with Captain America, he first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (cover dated March 1941) from Timely Comics, a predecessor of Marvel Comics. He was designed and developed by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Meant to boost wartime morale, the ultra-patriotic supersoldier fought the Axis powers throughout the Second World War. Wearing a uniform clearly based on elements of the US flag, he carries an almost indestructible disc-shaped shield made from an experimental alloy of steel and the fictional vibranium that nobody has been able to replicate. The character is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a weak man enhanced to exceed human limits by an experimental serum.

Available to order now, the coin will ship from the last week of August.

COIN IMAGES

MINTS DESCRIPTION

While Captain America may be the most patriotic superhero, he is popular in other countries around the world too. This 2016 Captain America Shield colorized silver proof was issued by Fiji. It’s made of .999 fine silver and weighs 2 Troy oz. This proof is actually dome-shaped so that it really looks like a miniature version of Captain America’s trusty shield! Mintage of this coin is limited to 7,500 pieces since it’s the 75th anniversary of Captain America.

REVERSE: shows the colorized design. This side looks just like the outside of Captain America’s shield. Since this is an officially licensed product, the Marvel copyright is here also.

OBVERSE: of this coin displays the coat of arms used by Fiji. It shows 2 figures along with a decorated shield. This side of the coin displays the weight and fineness inscriptions as well as the date and face value.

PRESENTATION: This dome-shaped coin is in GEM Proof condition and comes with its original Mint packaging. The original packaging includes a satin lined display box, a pin, and a certificate of authenticity. However, this certificate is made of .999 fine silver and has a Captain America design.

PRESENTATION & OBVERSE

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 FIJI 0.999 SILVER 62.2 g 50.8 mm PROOF 7,500 YES / YES

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By | 2016-11-05T06:30:38+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Fiji|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. KP August 9, 2016 at 15:53 - Reply

    I was big into collecting the domed coinage but there are so many being released these days they are not as unique. Although most have a subject matter that makes the coin better some are domed just to be domed… This one though is awesome imo and I cannot wait to get it!

    Who mints these? Your link is to MCM and I’m assuming it’s their project or they are the main distributors but what Mint strikes them? Is it New Zealand Mint who does most of Fiji’s coins?

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate August 9, 2016 at 16:21 - Reply

      They’re produced by a US company who seem to keep a lowish profile, and I suspect they’re struck by the Sunshine Mint but that’s unconfirmed at present. These will likely appear elsewhere shortly. I was unsure about having MCM as the link, but I thought people might want to grab one and they have them up now.

      The New Zealand Mint have moved away from Fiji I believe, that’s why the Taku is now the Niue Turtle. It happened around the time of the last coup in Fiji and the removal of the Queens head from the obverse. Politics.

  2. KP August 9, 2016 at 16:47 - Reply

    Thanks for the info Mik. Very interesting if it is Sunshine Mint – I know there are some other mints that aren’t as well know in the US but as long as the quality is good I’m happy. I grabbed one from MCM last night and they are now out of stock for the OGP version already. I hope they aren’t cheaper elsewhere but I feel these will be very popular due to the design, weight and shape of the coin.

    I thought New Zealand Mint struck other Fiji coins also but guess I was mistaken. Politics seep into everything…
    Thanks again

  3. Lash October 13, 2016 at 13:07 - Reply

    Hey There! First of all – I love this website. Definitely the best one I’ve come across, so keep rocking. Was just wondering with all these coins where would they first be released from so people can get the chance of buying them???

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