Monday, September 09, 2013

Superman Coins unveiled in #Toronto

Seeking to honour the Man of Steel the Canadian Mint dropped a curtain blazed with the super emblem to reveal seven new coins on the 75th Anniversary of the superhero who first appeared in Action Comics in 1938. The coins had a special engraved message written in the Kryptonian language but the coins foolishly contained Kryptonite. Superman himself was expected to join the unveiling and was given several of the coins by courier (care of the fortress of solitude). He probably still remains there, trapped in his icy tomb in Canada’s far north, unable to move as the unworldly metal saps his immense strength. The coins also contain fine silver and one of gold, while a new technology laser-created lenticular which allows people to tip the 50 cent coin to view Superman from his comic book origins to his modern-day imagining, or to perform surgery – I can’t remember which.
Ian Bennett and Chris Alexander

Chris Alexander, Citizenship and Immigration Minister for Canada and Ian E Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint proudly displayed the art of the new coins on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Yonge-Dundas Square. Both were happy to describe Toronto as the Metropolis – home of the flying superhero, and the place where he works at the Daily Toronto Star, oops I mean Daily Planet. Joe Shuster moved from Toronto to Cleveland, Ohio with dreams of the comic strip characters and joined Jerry Siegel to create the strip so long ago.
I looked at the assembled media to see if I could see any name tags that said Clark Kent, Superman’s alter ego, in the hopes that he hadn't yet taken delivery of the deadly coins – but he was nowhere to be found in the crowd.
Chalkmaster Dave was patiently drawing Superman in chalk, flying away in a flash of speed unimaginable by mere mortals. His super strength and X-Ray vision brought to life under the yellow sun of our solar system when his parents sent Kal-El away from their dying planet. Adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent the young man would soon discover his powers and use them for good.

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