TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 29, 2014 – Following last year’s sold-out Superman™ seven coin series, the Royal Canadian Mint has introduced four new collector coins featuring DC Comics’ iconic Superman comic book covers. The coins were unveiled today at FAN EXPOCanada™ by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and Mr. Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at the Royal Canadian Mint.
“Canadians from coast to coast to coast recall Superman’s adventures in the comic books of their youth and still follow his adventures today,” said Minister Van Loan. “Our Government is proud that the Royal Canadian Mint has created this coin series to preserve his legacy and to promote the values that the Man of Steel embodies.”
“Superman’s legend continues with these expertly crafted coins produced in stunning colour by Mint employees,” said Mr. Hadsipantelis. “The use of different finishes and engraving techniques bring the world’s most famous Super Hero to life and exemplify the Mint’s internationally renowned craftsmanship.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with DC Entertainment to once again offer the Royal Canadian Mint another side of the Superman coin with this new collection inspired by fan-favorite DC Comics’ comic book covers from the rich world of the Superman mythos,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
These exciting new Superman coins can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca/superman. The coins will also be available as of September 2, 2014, at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit http://www.mint.ca.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
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