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NCLT Coins Featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

NCLT Coins Featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

“… iron-faced men …”

 – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)

I never realized that South Pacific Islanders were so fanatical about the Marvel Comic Universe and the movies that have been produced about those characters. Seriously, we have been reminded that we did posts featuring the non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and we also mentioned Hobbit and Lord of the Rings coins for Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee. Hopefully this post will show some love to Robert Downey, Jr. in his Iron Man roles.

In 2015, Marvel Studios produced the second movie in the Avengers series of films, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The island nation of Niue  produced a series of five silver two dollar coins coins portraying the superheros, including this one featuring the character of Tony Stark in the Iron Man outfit. 2,500 of these 40mm coins were produced and each contained one ounce of .999 silver.

In 2017, Fiji issued a series of three coins, featuring Captain America, Spider Man and Iron Man. But, these coins were special – when you pushed on the coin, it would flash lights! Click HERE if you want to see the Iron Man coin light up. Ooh! Aah! This coin is silver plated and measures 50mm across. Only 50,000 were minted.

in 2018 and 2019, the islands compromising Tuvalu struck a series of also honoring the Marvel superheros. The Iron Man .999 silver dollar was the fourth in the series and was also limited to only 50,000 being minted.

Fiji got back in the act in 2019 with this domed coin of Iron Mans face mask. Only 5,000 of these 2 troy ounce .999 silver coins were minted.

Who knows? If the third Downey Sherlock Holmes film is ever produed, maybe these countries will be issuing coins honoring that movie.

 

 

Some Mistakes Were Made

Some Mistakes Were Made

“Possibly there is some mistake.” – The Advenure of the Creeping Man” During the process of striking several thousand coins for circulation, it is quite likely that few error coins will slip through. One of the most common errors to be found are incomplete planchet errors, more commonly known as “clips.” As the above illustration… Continue Reading

I Struck This 50 Pence Coin

I Struck This 50 Pence Coin

“… like any other tourist …” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) From June 28, 2019, until September 23, 2019, visitors to the Royal Mint Experience in Wales had the opportunity to strike their very own 2019 50 pence coin that featured Sherlock Holmes. Visitors were able to strike one coin per day and… Continue Reading

Wear a 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin as a Ring

Wear a 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin as a Ring

“… who came for the ring which I advertised?” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) For those who want to decorate themselves and share their love of Sherlock Holmes and numismatics, it is now possible to wear a ring crafted from a 2019 United Kingdom Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin. Examples can currently be found avaiable on… Continue Reading

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

“… we have very properly laid in the new almanack …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) With the release of the Baker Street Almanac 2019 earlier this month, we thought that now would be an appropriate time to reprint this adapation of our article that appeared in the 2018 Alamanac. When The Fourth Garrideb was… Continue Reading

British Royal Mint Issues 2020 Agatha Christie 2 Pounds Coin

British Royal Mint Issues 2020 Agatha Christie 2 Pounds Coin

“… my hated rival …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) The British Royal Mint has released the designs of the United Kingdom’s 2020 coinage, and they feature a 2 pound coin honoring mystery writer Agatha Christie and 100 years of mystery. Currently, these coins are only available as part of the annual coinage… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

“… at this conference.” – The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (MAZA) Our friends at the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota held their triennial conference this past week with the theme of “Dark Places, Wicked Companions and Strange Experiences.” Friday, August 9 also happened to be the fifth anniversary of our group’s founding. To celebrate the event,… Continue Reading

More Post-Mint Modifications of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coins

More Post-Mint Modifications of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coins

“… there were several little changes carried out …” – The Adventure of the Speckled Band (SPEC) As this post is being written, just under 2,000 examples of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins are being offered for bidding or purchase on a major online auction service. It is amusing to see many of the… Continue Reading