Deadshot first appeared in Batman #59, released by DC Comics in 1950.

Created by David Vern Reed, Lew Schwartz, and Bob Kane, Deadshot, aka Floyd Lawton, was captured by Batman and remained in prison until 1977 when, in Detective Comics #474, he escaped with the aim of destroying Batman. Armed with a high-tech laser eye, Deadshot established himself as one of the world’s deadliest assassins before being taken down by the Dark Knight and sentenced to life in Belle Reve Penitentiary for the countless assassinations he committed.

Portrayed in David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad by Will Smith, Deadshot was motivated by a desire to protect his daughter Zoe, letting himself be captured by Batman and put into Belle Reve at her request not to harm the Dark Knight.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Suicide Squad – Deadshot 2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

Design

The coin’s reverse design depicts a colored image of Suicide Squad’s Deadshot in full military gear including his iconic laser eye. Behind him, an illustrated background depicts Deadshot’s stylized icon from the film. Also included in the design is the Suicide Squad logo, the inscription ‘DEADSHOT’ and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, the 2019 year-date and the monetary denomination.

Presentation

The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within a themed shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Designer(s):

Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was chosen to appear on the coinage of the United Kingdom in 1998. His design began to appear on collector coins that year and became widespread starting in 1999 (View Designer’s Profile).

Coin Specifications:

Country: Tuvalu
Year Of Issue: 2019
Denomination: 1 Dollars (TVD)
Mint Mark: P
Mintage: 5,000
Alloy: .9999 Silver
Weight: 31.107 g
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Thickness: 3.21 mm
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley

 

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