Among the most iconic fictional superheroes ever created, Superman was created in 1933 by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, both high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio at the time. In 1938, they sold Superman to Detective Comics, which would later come to be known as DC Comics. Superman made his debut in Action Comics #1, dated June 1938, and went on to appear in numerous media including radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips and eventually video games. In the original story, Superman was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, but as an infant, his scientist father Jor-El had him rocketed to earth just before his home planet was destroyed. He was discovered and adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent, a farm couple living in the rural town of Smallville, Kansas. The Kents named their newly adopted son Clark, which was Martha’s maiden name. Jonathan and Martha, also known as Ma and Pa Kent, instilled a strong moral compass in young Clark, and it would be that early positive influence that would give him the passion to do good and save the world when he was older. Early in his childhood, Clark exhibits some superhuman abilities, which, upon reaching maturity, he resolves to use to benefit mankind through a “Superman” identity.
Superman lives and operates in a fictional American city called Metropolis. As Clark Kent, he is a journalist for a Metropolis newspaper called the Daily Planet. Superman’s love interest is Lois Lane, and his archenemy is the supervillian Lex Luthor.
Superman’s appearance is iconic, consisting of a blue costume with a red and yellow emblem on the chest, consisting of a large letter “S” in a diamond-shaped shield, with a red cape. This “S” shield is recognized around the world as symbolizing the superhero.
These 2016 1 oz .9999 fine silver Royal Canadian Mint Superman coins feature a classic image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, along with the date and the denomination of $5, which the reverse depicts the iconic “S” Superman shield along with the weight and purity.
These coins are backed by the Canadian government with a face value of $5 CAD, and contain one full ounce of .9999 fine silver. With relatively low premiums over their actual silver value, they will make a “Super” addition to any collection. Order yours today!