Created by the cartoonist Harry Lampert, the Flash made his first appearance in the pages of Flash Comics in 1940 and went on to become one of the best-selling DC titles during the so-called Golden Age of Comics. Known for his superhuman speed and nicknamed the Scarlet Speedster, the character saw multiple incarnations over the years. One of the most famous and popular versions of the superhero sported the secret identity of Barry Allen and first debuted in 1956. That version of the Flash is featured on the New Zealand Mint’s 2022 1/4 oz Gold Proof Niue Classic Superhero Flash Coin.
- Comes in a themed box with a high-quality coin case!
- Issued by the New Zealand Mint in 2022, part of the DC Classic Coin collection!
- Limited mintage of only 500 pieces!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 Fine Gold.
- Face value of $25 (NZD), legal tender of Niue.
- Reverse side features a powerful portrait of the Flash.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The 2022 Gold Proof Niue Classic Superhero Flash Coin is a precious collectible whose frosted, high-relief artwork and mirror-like backgrounds are sure to be prized by both fans and collectors. It comes in a high-quality coin case inside a themed box, with each shipment fully insured by Silver.com. With a very limited supply in this exclusive mintage, it’s best to order early.
Barry Allen marked the first reinvention of the Flash after this original version, whose secret identity was Jay Garrick, brought the character to the heights of Golden Age popularity in the Forties. In his new incarnation in what would be called the Silver Age, the Flash was created when Barry Allen was struck by lightning and connected to the mystical “Speed Force.” His costume and logo formed the modern “look” of the Flash, and this remains the most famous and most-revisited version of the superhero.
The Barry Allen Flash strikes a powerful pose on the reverse side of this coin, standing alongside his lightning-bolt logo. The coin’s rim carries inscriptions that confirm weight and gold content, as well as DC’s copyright and trademark.
Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II dominates the coin’s obverse side and confirms it as legal tender. It’s joined by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “25 DOLLARS” and “2022.”
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