We’ve always had a lot of time for the NZ Mint’s ‘Star Wars Classic’ series of proof gold and silver coins. Eschewing applications like antiquing, colour, or inserts, they firmly stuck with a clean, proof-quality strike, and classic design. Indeed, the first Star Wars coins released by them since the big relaunch in 2015, were in this format, so we’re particularly pleased to see it used for such a gaudy genre as the superhero one.
Superman is the ultimate iconic superhero, and this coin carries a superb, modern rendition of the character. If further releases are to be of the same standard, we can see them becoming a firm fan favourite. There are two silver coins, one an ounce, the other three ounces. They carry the same base design, but the bigger variant has a considerably more action-packed background field.
As with many of the Star Wars coins of this type, the quarter-ounce gold coin has a cropped version of the artwork, for better visibility on the smaller diameter, but there’s also a gold one-ounce as well, and unusually, this uses the small gold artwork, rather than the one-ounce silver. All variants are as well presented as you’d expect from a mint that excels at it. A very promising coin.