Canadian Silver Coins for Superman’s 75th Anniversary

September 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In June of 1938, Superman was introduced through comic books, giving life to what would become the world’s most celebrated superhero.

2013 Superman Anniversary Silver Coins

2013 Superman Anniversary Silver Coins

To commemorate the three-quarters of a century milestone, the Royal Canadian Mint has released Superman 75th Anniversary coins in gold, silver and cupro-nickel.

Superman was created by writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster. Their concept debuted to the public in Action Comics #1 in June of 1938. Since then, Superman has become one of the world’s most iconic fictional characters and has appeared in multiple print, audio and movie incarnations.

Each of the silver coins showcases a different artistic representation of the "Man of Steel." Some of the reverse designs are in color adding to their eye appeal with one marking the world’s first coin to contain an achromatic hologram. Additional information on each silver coin is offered below.

1 oz $20 Fine Silver Hologram Coin – Superman™ & Metropolis

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the 1 oz $20 Superman Hologram silver coin is the world’s first coin to feature an achromatic hologram. The reverse design includes a conventional hologram background of the Daily Planet building and the Metropolis skyline with an achromatic hologram in the foreground of Superman flying above. This reverse design is the work of Jim Lee from DC Comics.

$20 Superman Hologram Silver Coin

Mintage of the release is capped at 10,000 with a household order limit of 2 in place. Pricing is CAD $129.75.

1 oz $20 Fine Silver Coin – Superman™’s S-Shield

The 1 oz $20 Superman’s Shield silver coin contains a colored reverse design of Superman’s shield (logo). The design is offered in the colors of red and yellow as provided by DC Comics. "75 Years of Superman" in the fictional Kyrptonian language is inscribed around the shield in both French and English.

$20 Superman's Shield silver coin

Each is struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. The Royal Canadian Mint has set a mintage limit of 10,000 with a household order limit of 2. Pricing is CAD $119.75.

1 oz $20 Fine Silver Coin – Man of Steel™

Jim Lee’s illustration of Superman from the cover of Superman No. 204 is shown on the reverse of the 1 oz $20 Man of Steel silver coin. The Man of Steel appears in color and he is set against a background of Metropolis.

$20 Man of Steel silver coin

These silver coins are struck from one ounce of .9999 fine silver. Mintage for this strike is limited to 10,000 with two available per household. Each is available for CAD $109.75.

1/2 oz $15 Fine Silver Coin – Modern Day Superman™

The Royal Canadian Mint has also issued the 1/2 oz $15 Modern Day Superman silver coin. The super hero is shown in full color on the reverse as he currently appears in DC Comics.

$15 Modern Day Superman silver coin

Despite a mintage of 15,000, the Royal Canadian Mint indicates that over 80% have already been sold even with its two per household limit. Pricing of the one half ounce silver coin is CAD $69.75.

1/4 oz $10 Fine Silver Coin – Vintage Superman™

The final of five silver coins is the 1/4 oz $10 Vintage Superman silver coin. This strike shows a classic image of Superman as depicted by Joe Shuster and DC Comics.

$10 Vintage Superman silver coin

Mintage of the quarter ounce, 99.99% pure silver coin is limited to 15,000. Pricing is CAD $44.75 with a household order limit of two.

Specifications of Superman 75th Anniversary Silver Coins

  Superman & Metropolis Hologram Coin S-Shield Coin Man of Steel Coin Modern Day Superman Coin Vintage Superman Coin
Price (CAD) $129.75 $119.75 $109.75 $69.75 $44.75
Mintage 10,000 10,000 10,000 15,000 15,000
Composition 99.99% silver 99.99% silver 99.99% silver 99.99% silver 99.99% silver
Finish proof proof proof matte proof proof
Weight (g) 31.39 31.39 31.39 15.87 7.96
Diameter (mm) 38 38 38 34 27
Face Value (CAD) $20 $20 $20 $15 $10
Reverse Designer Jim Lee, DC Comics DC Comics Jim Lee, DC Comics DC Comics Joe Shuster, DC Comics


A $75 Superman gold coin and 50-Cent Superman cupro-nickel coin are also available.

All 75th Anniversary of Superman Coins are available directly from the Royal Canadian Mint through this website page. Orders are also accepted by calling 1-800-267-1871 (Canada), 1-800-268-6468 (US) and (613) 954-2626 (International).

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