Batman Returns with an impressive new 80 mm tall silver miniature of the Caped Crusader crusading

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a silver miniature emanate from the New Zealand Mint, with only Grogu from the mega-hit The Mandalorian show coming out, but we have seen others dip their toes in. The Mint of Gdańsk launched a very well done Geralt of Rivia statue, and Coins Today have dipped into their legendary Chiwoo Universe a couple of times, but it’s the NZ Mint that has the big franchises under its wing.

Batman was 80 years old in 2019, and in June of that year, the NZM launched a whole range of precious metal products, including coins, foils, and a miniature. The statue was a flowing, dynamic piece, seemingly rooted in the early comics for its sense of style, but this new offering seems to have taken inspiration from a more modern interpretation of this iconic superhero.

The pose is first class, showing him with a Batarang in his hand, and with one foot on a gargoyle, like those that adorn the gothic rooflines of some of New York’s skyscrapers. It’s great to see so much detail on the gargoyle, much more than you would expect given it isn’t the main focus. Like, I think, all the NZM miniatures, it’s been sculpted by the obviously talented Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra, who has shown an ability to showcase a wide variety of subjects, from Classic Disney, to Star Wars. We have to say, this is an outstanding sculpt, and having seen quite a few of the mints previous efforts, can safely say this will be impeccably realised.

The sculpt is cast in 150 grams of 0.999 silver, or just shy of 5 oz, and it stands around 80 mm in height. The base is removable and has the serial number on the base. Packaging is neat, although not something you can use to display the miniature, and you will want to display at, we bet. There will be a maximum of 1,000 casts produced and if you’re a Batman collector, this is going to make an outstanding centrepiece. Available from today with a recommended price of $720.00 USD.

COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 150 grams
FINISH Antique
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes