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.

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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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