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The Only Thing These Superman Coins Will Rescue Is Canada's Economy

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As if Canadian currency wasn't already colorful enough, to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of Superman—which was co-created by Canuck Joe Shuster—the Royal Canadian Mint has created a series of seven coins honoring the fictional hero.

Minted from gold, silver, and cupro-nickel—which sounds more awesome than it probably is—the coins feature iconic images of Superman from over the years, including lenticular and hologram versions that change color and imagery as you move them. They range in face value from 50 cents up to $75, but actually run $30 to $750. What kind of scam is that? It's as if these mints have a license to print money. [Royal Canadian Mint via Geekologie]