Last updated on May 24th, 2021 at 01:50 am
Last Updated on May 24, 2021 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
There are many icons in Canada’s comic book history, but surely one of the most famous is Captain Canuck. Having long overgrown the status of a homemade comic book hero, he embodies human qualities such as integrity, determination, and self-sacrifice, all the while doing so with simultaneous compassion and humility. The Royal Canadian Mint is paying homage to the Canadian pop-culture icon who wears the colours of the Canadian national flag while fighting for peace and justice with this uniquely designed coin.
Getting Down to Numbers
Apart from symbolizing admirable human qualities, the Royal Canadian Mint made sure to design and manufacture this coin with impressive features as well. The 2018 Canada $20 Captain Canuck Fine Silver Coin is made from 99.99% pure silver and is only available in a mintage of 3,500 pieces worldwide. Its diameter is 49.80mm x 28.60 mm and it has a weight of 31.56 grams. The coin is also struck in a proof finish with a plain edge and its face value is $20.
Special Features for an Equally Special Coin
This is a coin that is unique any way you look at it; it’s rare design and innate quirkiness, are all but a guarantee of its already rising popularity. There are a number of reasons for that, primarily the different special features it incorporates. Features include:
- Colours that symbolize patriotism – essentially a tribute to Canada, the selective use of colours recreates the vibrant white and red of Captain Canuck’s iconic suit.
- Canadian-sourced from top to bottom – co-creator Richard Comely’s artwork is featured on both the coin and the packaging in which it arrives.
- A coin debut – the first ever appearance of Captain Canuck on a coin, the reverse of the coin piece mimics the actual cover of Captain Canuck issue number one.
- A comic book-shaped coin – featuring cover art, this is a rectangular coin that is shaped like an actual comic book, which is a tribute befitting a Canadian pop-culture icon and hero.
A Remarkable Coin for Comic Lovers
The 2018 Canada $20 Captain Canuck Fine Silver Coin is a truly special addition to any pop culture or Canadian history-themed coin collection. It also represents an exciting way to show your love for your country through your collection. If you have a passion for comic books in general, or are a particular fan of Captain Canuck and are always on the hunt for valuable collectibles, consider getting your hands on this fantastic coin.
Want to Add to Your Collection? Head Down to Colonial Acres
Getting your hands on any Royal Canadian Mint coin is a smart decision, and becoming the proud owner of the 2018 Canada $20 Captain Canuck Fine Silver Coin is equally prudent. Why? Because of the fact that the limited mintage of this quirky and unusual coin means that it will sell out relatively quickly, which makes pre-ordering it right now a safe choice. If you don’t want to turn to the RCM itself, consider stopping by at Colonial Acres Coins. In addition to allowing you to pre-order a number of new and still unreleased coin pieces, Colonial Acres is also home to countless rare and interesting coins as well. Head down to Colonial Acres if you’re in search of both old and new coins, as well as expert numismatics advice and knowledge.