The first release in this outstanding...
This wonderful 1 Oz Silver coin is part of the “DC Comics Originals” series and depicts three characters of the famous comic books - Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The coin has a slightly retro style, recalling the look most comic book fans grew up with, has a Proof quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 10.000 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 04/20/2017
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., a division of Time Warner. DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies, and produces material featuring numerous well-known heroic characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Shazam, Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Green Arrow. Most of their material takes place in the fictional DC Universe, which also features teams such as the Justice League, the Justice Society of America, the Suicide Squad, and the Teen Titans, and well-known villains such as Joker, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, Catwoman, Ra's al Ghul, Deathstroke, Professor Zoom, Sinestro, Black Adam and Brainiac. The company has also published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta and many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo. The initials “DC” came from the company's popular series Detective Comics, which featured Batman's debut and subsequently became part of the company's name. Originally in Manhattan at 432 Fourth Avenue, the DC Comics offices have been located at 480 and later 575 Lexington Avenue; 909 Third Avenue; 75 Rockefeller Plaza; 666 Fifth Avenue; and 1325 Avenue of the Americas. DC had its headquarters at 1700 Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, but it was announced in October 2013 that DC Entertainment would relocate its headquarters from New York to Burbank, California in 2015. Random House distributes DC Comics' books to the bookstore market, while Diamond Comic Distributors supplies the comics shop specialty market. DC Comics and its major, longtime competitor Marvel Comics (acquired in 2009 by The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner's main rival) together shared 70% of the American comic book market in 2016.
The reverse of the coin features a mosaic of some of the greatest Super Heroes in the DC Universe, all in classic action poses. In the foreground, rich colour recreates the iconic costumes of “The Trinity”: the blue, grey, black and yellow of Batman's costume as he swings into battle; the bright red, yellow and blue of Superman's bold S-Shield as he flies through the air; the red, yellow, white and blue of Wonder Woman's multi-patterned costume with the powerful Lasso of Truth strapped to her belt. Behind them are the engraved depictions of the next generation of DC Comics Super Heroes – BATGIRL, NIGHTWING, SUPERGIRL and WONDER GIRL – who are always eager to join the fight. This dynamic group shot is engraved over a laser halftone pattern that adds a modern graphic element to the design, while completing the coin’s classic comic book look and feel. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “20 DOLLARS” – the face value and “2016” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “CANADA” – the issue country and “D . G . Regina” – Dei Gratia Regina.