1997 Batmobile 1oz Silver Coin from Sideshow

A new 1997 Batmobile 1oz silver coin is now available from Sideshow Collectibles and the New Zealand Mint.

I guess Batman & Robin was big in New Zealand?

This is the third Batmobile collectible silver coin to be issued by the New Zealand Mint, following Adam West’s classic ride from 1966 and Michael Keaton’s 1989 town car. Are there other depictions of the Batmobile that deserve to be commemorated in silver legal tender, before George Clooney’s neon dragster? Yes… all of them. When you play the collectible coin game, however, you have to play by the minter’s rules. So this 1997 Batmobile 1oz silver coin is what those crazy kiwis have given us.

Ugh, just ugh

Instead of reminiscing about the lowest point in Batman’s cinematic history, let’s just go to the pitch:

This specially designed coin features the Batmobile from the 1997 movie Batman & Robin. It is the third in the DC officially licensed Batmobile Silver Coin Collection.

 

The coin shows the car in vibrant color along with the Batman logo. Batman’s engraved and colored image and the words ‘1997 Batmobile’ are featured on an antiqued background to complete the design. On the obverse of the coin, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II confirms it as legal tender.

 

Inside the Batman-themed outer box, you’ll find a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the coin as one of only 2,000 available worldwide, while a magnetized acrylic display block keeps this precious collectible safe. To the Batmobile!

Did they ask the Queen if she wanted to be associated with this? Could this be seen as treason?

Let’s just see what’s in the box:

 

The 1997 Batmobile 1oz Silver Coin features:

  • Third release in the officially licensed Batmobile 1oz Silver Coin Collection
  • The Batmobile from the 1997 movie Batman & Robin is shown in vibrant color along with the Batman logo. An engraved and colored image of Batman and the words ‘1997 Batmobile’ are featured on an antiqued background to complete the design
  • A Batman-themed box houses the coin, which is display-ready inside a magnetized acrylic coin case
  • A separate Certificate of Authenticity confirms the mintage of 2,000
  • Aimed at all Batman memorabilia collectors

All jokes aside, this is still a gorgeous collectible piece, and there are a few Batman & Robin fans out there… right?

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