KAPOW! This sensational BATMANTM ‘66 1oz Silver Coin shows BATMAN in colour doing his Batusi dance along with the words from the immortal BATMAN theme tune, “Na Na Na Na Na Na Na…”. The engraved background of starbursts and the BATMAN ‘66 logo completes this fun design which captures the cheery campiness of this extraordinarily popular show. The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the coin is legal tender in Niue.
The coin is packaged in a magnetised acrylic block so it can be easily displayed or removed as needed. It fits snugly inside an outer box which shows a cartoon BATMAN on the top and the BATMOBILETM and BAT SIGNALTM shining over the GOTHAM CITYTM skyline on the base. BATMAN and ROBINTM can be seen scaling the sides!
A limited-edition coin with a worldwide mintage of only 1,966 to mark the date of the series, its uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity is also found inside the packaging.
Officially licensed by Warner Brothers, this coin is pop art delight! If you love this blast from the past, make sure you don’t miss out on this first coin in the collection.
- Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Coin Weight: 1 Troy oz
- Coin Finish: Proof / Coloured
- Coin Diameter: 40mm
- Coin Edge: Milled
- Coin Denomination: $2
- Year of Issue: 2020
- Coin Mintage: 1,966
- Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Country of Issue: Niue
The 1966 BATMANTM TV Series aired for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. Adam West starred as Bruce Wayne/BATMAN. On this coin he can be seen doing the Batusi, BATMAN’s go-go dance that was first screened in the first episode of the TV series.
During its first season, it was one of only two prime-time TV series to be broadcast twice in one week, with the first episode always containing a cliffhanger ending and the voice over: "Tune in tomorrow—same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!". The cheery campiness of this live action situation comedy was an unexpected success and for many viewers became their first exposure to the CAPED CRUSADERTM, his sidekick ROBINTM and his ridiculous rogues gallery! It didn’t matter what danger he faced or what death-trap he was placed in, BATMAN never lost hope, or his belief in the sanctity of justice.