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Superhero movie tie-in features on new Canadian gold and silver coins

Monday, February 29, 2016

Coin collectors who also have a penchant for superheroes can now chose from a new range of Batman and Superman coins produced to coincide with the forthcoming action movie.

The four Batman v Superman coins tie in with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, which is released in March. The Royal Canadian Mint, which has produced the collectible coins, says they will be an “unforgettable series”.

There is just one gold coin in the series. Weighing in at 12 grams, the 14 carat $100 gold coin features an image of the two superheroes standing back to back. It’s set to become a collector’s item because just 3,000 are being made.

The $30 Batman v Superman two ounce silver coin is 99.99 per cent pure and shows an action scene of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. There will be a maximum of 7,000 of the coins minted.

The third coin is the Batman v Superman $30 Trinity silver coin, which also features the two superheroes and Wonder Woman. The coin weighs just over one troy ounce, and like the other silver coin, has a 99.99 per cent purity. There will be 12,500 of these coins produced for sale.

Finally, the collection is completed by a 25c 3D Batman v Superman edition, made from cupronickel. It features a hologram, which changes from Superman to Batman when it’s tilted. There will be 30,000 of the 13.7 gram coins produced.

The Royal Canadian Mint has produced a number of new coins already for 2016. As well as the superhero coins, it has designed a 7,500 run of four leaf clover silver coins which feature a green enamelled clover on the reverse.

The Royal Canadian Mint said: “There may only be a one in 10,000 chance of finding a four-leaf clover in an emerald field of shamrock, but with this beautiful enamel coin, the luck of the Irish is never far away.”