This is a brand new limited edition silver bullion coin manufactured by Australia’s Perth Mint. Mintage is strictly limited to just 50,000 coins, with each produced to 999.9 purity and containing 1oz of Silver. Face value is 1 Tuvalu Dollar. Coins come in tubes of 20 and boxes of 100 (5 foiled tubes). The Perth Mint have a vast experience of producing themed and limited issue coins, ensuring superb production values and finish.
The Marvel Black Panther silver bullion coin, is the 3rd in a series of six and follows the success of the Silver Spiderman and Silver Thor 1oz coins. Each coin is being released to coincide with the related movie release to capitalise on relevance and interest. Despite being minted by the Perth Mint, the coin is actually produced on behalf of the tiny Polynesian island of Tuvalu, adding to the coin’s exotic nature.
The front of the coin features the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth, created by designer Ian Rank-Broadley. This was used on British coins from 1998 to 2014, but has been subsequently replaced in the UK by the 5th portrait, reflecting the queen’s growing age.The portrait is features a shiny finish, sat on a matt background. Around the obverse edging is confirmation of the face value, year of issue, weight, purity, metal and monarch.
The reverse of this 1oz silver coin is where it really comes to life. The main image is of the Marvel Black Panther character, keeping faith with the traditional comic book portrayal rather than more modern versions. Both Black Panther logos and copyright are featured to confirm the official authorised nature of the coin.
The Black Panther silver coin is proving as popular as the other coins in the Marvel series. It seems the audience for the Marvel franchise is growing exponentially and feeding through to the silver market. With a limited mintage issue, premiums on the Marvel coins will no doubt sky rocket in the medium term once initial coins have sold out.