The 2022 1 oz Tuvalu Silver ‘The Phantom’ Coin is a tribute to the character that is widely considered to be the first superhero, ‘The Phantom’. Since 1936, comic book readers have been mesmerized by the adventures of the ‘The Phantom’, a mysterious figure that fights crime.
- Made of 1 Troy Ounce of .9999 fine silver
- Face value of $1 Tuvalu
- Obverse side has the image of Queen Elizabeth II
- The reverse side has the image of The Phantom
- Limited mintage of 25,000 worldwide
The story of The Phantom goes back to the 1500s when a ship was attacked by pirates. The pirates killed everyone on board except the captain’s son, Christopher Walker. In now classic, super origin fashion, Walker swore to fight evildoers everywhere. He was then raised by tribesmen in the jungle and formed the persona of The Phantom with his iconic purple suit, twin handguns, and black mask. He also wears two rings-one with a cross made of Phantom ‘P’s and the other a skull. Both rings leave a mark when he lands a punch on their jaw. He rarely punches someone with the cross ring fist which would indicate a friend or aly. He often uses his right hand which bares the skull ring and indicates an evil doer. The Phantom is passed down from generation to generation so there have been several Phantoms throughout history.
On the obverse side of this coin is Queen Elizabeth as designed by Ian Rank Rank-Bradley. The queen is facing to the right and is wearing her diadem crown and royal jewels. Above her is ‘ELIZABETH II’. To the right of her is ‘1 DOLLAR’, the face value of the coin in the Cook Islands. To the left of the queen’s image is ‘1 oz 9999 SILVER’. At the bottom is ‘2022’ and ‘TUVALU’.
The reverse side of the coin has the image of the Phantom. He is standing with his arms crossed across his chest. Above his is written ‘THE PHANTOM’. The background has a pattern of the Phantom’s two-ring design-the cross P’s and the skull repeated.
The 2022 1 oz Tuvalu Silver ‘The Phantom’ coin is a gorgeous coin that honors the storied history of one of the longest-running comics in history-The Phantom. It also happens to be a beautiful coin that is a great way to add silver to your collection. With only 25,000 coins made worldwide, these won’t last long. Get yours today.