The Royal Canadian Mint is now offering the newest coin in its popular “$20 for $20” series. “Superman” is 27 mm across and made of 7.96 grams of fine silver that is 99.99% pure. It has an order limit of five per household and an overall mintage limit of 350,000.
The coin’s reverse features a classic DC Comics image of Superman bounding forward with his arm outstretched and his cape sprawling behind him. The outer edge of the design bears the inscriptions 2015, FINE SILVER 9999 ARGENT PUR (“pure silver” in French), and 20 DOLLARS.
The obverse bears Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions CANADA, ELIZABETH II, and D.G. REGINA circling the image. D.G. REGINA is short for the Latin words, Dei Gratia Regina, meaning, “By the Grace of God, Queen.”
The Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 series issues fine silver coins at a cost matching their inscribed denomination. The series was launched in 2011; since 2012 the mint has released four silver $20 for $20 coins per year. The mint’s Web site describes the coins as “among the purest in the world,” available “tax free and risk free for an affordable price.” The Superman 20 dollar piece is the fourth $20 for $20 issue this year, and the 18th overall since the start of the series.
For more information on the $20 for $20 Silver Superman coin, visit the item’s product page. The Royal Canadian Mint also offers a subscription service giving collectors the chance to sign up for all four of year’s releases; learn more about $20 for $20 subscriptions here.