Kryptonian superhero, Superman has his iconic symbol brought to life in silver for a new shaped proof coin

One of the most iconic emblems, not just in comic books, but in popular culture in general, the shield logo of Superman is rivalled only by that of Batman as something instantly recognisable wherever you go. Said to represent his family (El) on Krypton, rather than ‘Superman’, it’s become inextricably tied to the character rather than the dynasty.

The logo has appeared on coins before, most notably as a shaped ten ounce silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint back in 2017, as well as the usual depictions on standard coins, but this is the first time we’ve seen this style in an affordable format (the RCM issue was well over $1k CAD). It doesn’t break any new ground – there’s only so much you can do with something under such strict licencing terms – but it should appeal to fans.

It’s struck in an ounce of fine silver to a proof finish and the obverse has the usual effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on it, as is the case with almost all Niue issues. Kudos to the mint for keeping all of the composition and licence inscriptions on this face, rather than litter the otherwise clean reverse. It’s always been a pet hate of ours, but this seems the best solution.

Packaging is typical New Zealand Mint, being both elegant and of a high quality. A hologram adorned Certificate of Authenticity is included and the whole package shouldn’t disappoint. The mintage is a fairly healthy 5,000 pieces, so there should be little of the annoying shortages that have blighted the mints Chibi series. In summary, a coin that fans should find greatly appealing. Available to order now for $99.00 USD either directly from the mint, or from any of the tons of dealers they have worldwide, including our sponsors on the Where to Buy page.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 NZD (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 27.0 x 36.0 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Shaped, colour
MINTAGE 5,000
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes
NEW ZEALAND MINT