Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, or are based on the troy ounce - for example, three ounces of silver (abbreviated as 3 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

The Superman Classic coin is part of an extensive New Zealand Mint series featuring DC Comics characters.

The Mint says about it:
Superman returns in this powerhouse of iconic imagery, capturing pivotal moments in this super hero’s journey through time with a visually stunning comic montage engraved on to 3oz silver. Classic renditions of the super hero embellish the face of the coin, chronicling many of his renowned escapades and feats. From the acclaimed 1938 original comic cover to some of his most bold Superman poses - all sitting alongside his iconic “S” shield.

As legal tender, the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is engraved on the obverse. Revered by fans and collectors since the dawning of the comic book age, Superman and this pure silver coin are exclusively licensed by DC. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the compact collector’s box that has been lined with black velvet and encases this treasured collectible. The coin’s unique number in the 1,000 mintage can be found there too.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Reverse
Niue / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic - reverse photo

The reverse design shows DC Comics character Superman facing the viewer in the foreground on the left, and in flight in the background on the right. Below right, his "S" emblem. The background on the left shows many small scenes from comics featuring Superman.

Around left, the precious metal content: 3 oz 999 Fine Silver (three troy ounces of 99.9% silver) followed by the copyright acknowledgement SUPERMAN TM & © DC (s22).

Reverse Inscription 3 oz 999 Fine Silver SUPERMAN TM & © DC (s22)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 25 March 2022.
Issue price: US$ 299.00

See also

Coins featuring Superman and other characters from the Superman comics include:
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Superman Classic 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Superman 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Superman Classic 2022
- 3 oz Silver Proof, Superman Classic 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Superman 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Superman Classic 2022
- 1 oz Silver Shaped and Coloured, Superman Shield 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Chibi Superman Classic 2020

All (12) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Lü Bu 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2019 3oz Ag999
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Zhang Fei 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2020 3oz Ag999
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Dian Wei 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2021 3oz Ag999
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Lord of the Rings - The Shire 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE FIVE DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Han Solo in Carbonite 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Battle of Hoth 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Star Wars - Darth Vader 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 The Flash Classic 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Pinocchio 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 The Lion King 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Superman Classic: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-JZPW-OLMD
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