I think we’re on safe ground assuming anybody reading this will know who Batman is, having been around since 1939, and that you’re also aware of the character’s various incarnations over the years, so we’ll head straight onto the new coin. Also varying considerably over the last decade, is the variety and source of a wide selection of Batman themed coins and foils, although mainly focused on the comics, or the cult 1960s television show.
The New Zealand Mint’s latest, is for the new Robert Pattinson movie, ‘The Batman’, due out in a couple of weeks time, and has a style a bit different from their usual releases. Shaped like an arched window, the one-ounce silver coin has a face-on image of Batman on it, behind which is a dark red cathedral-style internal facade. However, breaking that up is a cut-out of the ‘Batman’ symbol, that passes through the whole coin. A simple thing, but quite effective nevertheless.
It’s neatly boxed in the new packaging the mint has adopted, and has a mintage of 2,022 pieces, following the increasing trend of having mintages tied to dates. We guess the success of the coin will be in some part tied to the success of the film. Early buzz is very good. Despite the sheer ridiculousness of the character, Batman has starred in some superb productions over the years, as Christopher Nolan fans will attest. The coin is available now, the movie on 04 March.