2021 $2 Niue - Justice League 50th Anniversary: Swamp Thing

  • Country: Niue
  • Queen: Elizabeth II (1952-Date)
  • Type: Non-Circulating Coin
  • Years: 2021
  • Mint: New Zealand mint - Auckland
  • Denomination: 2 NZD
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (1987-Date)
  • Composition: .999 Silver
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Weight: 31.1g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mintage: 1960
  • Obverse: The Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • Reverse:  Colored Swamp Thing
This new issue from the New Zealand Mint is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of DC Comics Swamp Thing character in the Justice League. The coin was minted from one ounce of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
The motive features an image of the superhero in color as well as the Swamp Thing logo. The reverse shows the Ian Rank Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the denomination and year of issue.
Originally known as the biologist Alec Holland, Swamp Thing made his first appearance in 1971 in the DC Comics House of Secrets #92. Due to an accident in a secret goverment lab, the biologist fell into a swamp along with large quantities of his just-discovered elixir. As a result, the spirit of Alec Holland merged with the swamp plant and became a human-like being with abilities of a plant. He is a positive character who fights as a superhero against his nemesis and scientist Anton Arcane. A difference from DC's conventional superheroes is the fact that Swamp Thing does not have a civilian cover identity.
The limited Swamp Thing silver proof coin is delivered in an acrylic coin case and the original Swamp Thing packaging including a certificate of authenticity from the New Zealand Mint.

*Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers will vary*

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