Canada issues coins for Superman's 75th
MONTREAL, Quebec (AFP) - Now that's a birthday present: Canada is honoring Superman with seven coins to mark the 75th anniversary of the iconic comic character's creation.
The Royal Canadian Mint said on Monday it would be issuing the collector's items - ranging in face value from 50 cents to C$75 (S$92) - in gold, silver and cupro-nickel.
Prices range from C$29.75 for the cupro-nickel coin and an accompanying stamp to C$750 for the 14-carat gold coin, which boasts a colour image of Superman and is being billed as the first of its kind. Only 2,000 coins of this type will be up for grabs.
"The generations of young people who grew up reading Superman comics may not have fully appreciated the story behind them," Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said in a statement marking the launch in Toronto.