Now a staple of the bullion coin calendar, the Perth Mint’s Marvel Comics series of silver bullion coins is now enjoying its ninth issue in four years. Launching in 2017 with Spiderman, the series is gradually working its way through one of the most popular pantheons of heroes in history and the first 2021 coin marks a rare journey away from the Avengers, moving into the realm of the equally famous X-Men.
Wolverine is a hugely popular character, carrying multiple solo movies and enjoying a long and varied comic book history. The coins have always stuck strictly to the comic books for inspiration and that’s the case here, sensibly avoiding any nod to the excellent character portrayal by Hugh Jackman. The figure has the easily identifiable costume, and the signature adamantium claws are fully visible. There’s no confusing who is depicted here.
Issued for Tuvalu, the obverse has the usual effigy of Queen Elizabeth II at its centre. The coin is struck in 0.9999 silver to a brilliant uncirculated finish, and is supplied encapsulated. Of the 50,000 coins minted, 49,000 of them will be sold this way (also in tubes or monster boxes, of course), but as with all previous releases except the debut Spiderman coin, a thousand coins will be presented attached to a colourful blistercard. These tend to carry a premium, but not a huge one. As before, this release is exclusively distributed around the world by LPM in Hong Kong, who have a long history with the Perth Mint when it comes to exclusives. Available from today. Check out our Bullion Coin Profile to the series.