2018 Silver 1 oz Marvel Iron Man (5 Coins)
Ready for some real action? You know, the kind I mean! Whether he arrives as Tony Stark, or Iron Man, you can be sure that something big is about to break loose! In the Marvel Comics universe, Iron Man made his introduction in Tales of Suspense #39 in 1963. Yes, he certainly has made it through some major upgrades since those early days. As this 2018 Silver 1 oz Marvel Iron Man coin clearly demonstrates, Iron Man is a formidable force to deal with. What he may lack in superhuman powers, he makes up in super genius (and a sharp wit!). You might say, he also has quite a wardrobe…
The obverse common to the series displays Ian Rank-Broadley's right-facing profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include "QUEEN ELIZABETH II – TUVALU", the weight, 9999 purity, release date, and face value.
The reverse depicts a very close-up action scene of Iron Man in flight. He extends his left arm before him, palm raised and ready to activate the repulsor rays. He is ready for the conflict and will not stand down until he has finished the work. The coin's field is not large enough to contain Iron Man. It appears that he is about to break free of its restraints! Inscriptions include the "MARVEL" block logo and "IRON MAN" superimposed at an angle in large, bold outlined-lettering over the featured image. The Marvel copyright mark is at the top right rim. This is a bold design that definitely does justice to the subject!
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With this being the 4th release of a highly acclaimed new 6-coin series, as well as a limited mintage of 50,000, you shouldn't delay!
- 2018 Silver 1 oz Marvel Iron Man (5 Coins).
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Produced by Perth Mint for Tuvalu.
- Fourth release of the new Marvel Tuvalu Superheroes series.
- Obverse: Displays a right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features an amazing action scene of Marvel's Iron Man.
- $1 face value, legal tender in Tuvalu.
- Limited mintage capped at 50,000 coins.
Superheroes and Precious Metals
For every Superhero there is a story to be told. You might say, there are two stories, the personal history and the professional exploits. The two begin to merge into one in the unfolding of each episode. From the earliest comic books, to the larger graphic novels, and then the blockbuster movies, we have continued to return for each new release. We connect with their determination to use their powers for good, even while continually tripping over their own personal shortcomings.
Perhaps no modern storytellers of the lives and exploits of superheroes have captured this better than Marvel. Our connection with these characters and their stories, intrigue, entertain, challenge and actually inspire us. Tell the truth, how many of us growing up were captured by the idea that one day we could make a difference like these amazing men and women?
Superheroes not only fill the pages of comics and graphic novels. They also abound in the real history of the peoples and nations of the world. Throughout the ages, mighty, yet complicated men and women who have made their mark on history have had their legacies preserved. As a memorial of their heroic contributions and exploits, their images were chiseled, stamped, or engraved upon stone and metal. This practice continues today in the production of fine bullion coinage.
A Rich History
There is a rich history that precedes the modern practice of coin collecting. Many trace the rise of interest in compiling sets of coins back to the Renaissance period of the fourteenth century. These consisted primarily of ancient coins bearing the images of kings and rulers and was the pursuit of the rich and noble class. It wasn't until much later that what we might consider a middle class interest began to evolve.
The interest often fell along the lines of the personal preferences of these early coin collectors. Some sought ancient specimens for both their beauty and the historical aspect of the person, whose image graced the coin. Others found great interest in collecting a wide variety of foreign coins. Perhaps they were seeking to open their minds to the vastly different and amazing cultures and natural beauty of this wide-world.
Whether those of ages past, or current, collectors seldom choose items simply on the basis that they might someday increase in value. No, we collect items because of the connection we feel to the story, place, or character they represent. However, when it comes to precious metals, and bullion coin series based on superheroes, we enter into a realm where value appreciation often does follow personal appreciation. With the lower mintages usually associated with series such as these, there is even greater opportunity for premiums (and value) to increase as the availability declines.
Our investments and collections of bullion coins include those marked with images of real men and women who have stood against the tide in history. They also include depictions of the fierce and beautiful examples of wildlife species that amaze us. Also, coins bearing the beauty of special places throughout the world, whether natural or man-made, delight us. And, yes, we also include those emblazoned with fictional characters that exemplify many of the same traits of historical examples that inspire us.
So, is it really OK for me to invest not only in Eagles, Maples, Libertads, Britannias, Philharmonics, Kangaroos, and Pandas, but also series like Marvel's Tuvalu Superheroes? We certainly believe so, especially if you enjoy it! If you are only into precious metals as a cold, hard investment (which is also OK), you are missing out on a lot of the fun and excitement.
Don't be afraid to follow your personal interests. Also, this is a great way to interest your children to join you in coin collecting. As we at BOLD Precious Metals always say, "Never miss an opportunity to get your children involved!"