The Perth Mint has issued a 1 oz. 99.9% silver medallion in honor of the 80th Anniversary of The Phantom comic strip, created by Lee Falk in 1936. The medallion has a mintage of just 3,000 coins and is available for $122.73 AUD ($88.99 US).
The reverse of the medal features a color image of the Phantom running. Surrounding him, rendered in silver, is a jungle environment, with his wolf, Devil, and Skull Cave in the background.
The obverse carries an silver image of the Phantom crossing his arms, with a skull and the Phantom logo placed on either side of him. Inscribed on this side of the medallion are THE PHANTOM, 2016, 80th ANNIVERSARY, NEMESIS OF PIRATES & EVIL DOERS, RULER OF THE JUNGLE, 100 BENGALLA DOLLARS, and 1 OZ 999 SILVER.
The Phantom is one of the longest running adventure series of all time and has found audiences in the United States, Finland, India, and Australia, among other countries. The 80th anniversary medal comes packaged in a light-up “Skull Cave” case with a certificate of authenticity. For more information on The Phantom 1 oz. Silver Proof Medallion, please visit the Web site of the Perth Mint.