Exclusive collection featuring the first masked superhero quickly selling out.

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July 24, 2023

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The Phantom Coin, King Features Syndicate, The Perth Mint
The Phantom CoinKing Features Syndicate, The Perth Mint

King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, and The Perth Mint Australia have partnered on an exclusive collection of commemorative coins to honor the legacy of comic book hero, The Phantom. Merchantwise, King Features’ Australian agent, negotiated the deal.

The collection, available now, contains three newly issued 99.9% pure silver coins featuring “The Ghost Who Walks” in his trademark bodysuit and mask. Mounted on colored presentation cards featuring a certificate of authenticity, the 1-ounce silver and 1-ounce silver-colored coins were each limited to 1,000 coins issued and have already sold out, while a limited number of 2-ounce silver antiqued coins remain available from the 2,000 coins issued. The 2-ounce coin is housed in a branded black and purple circular presentation case that includes a detail of The Phantom’s skull mark with illuminated eyes on the underside of the lid.

“The Perth Mint has done a beautiful job capturing the power of The Phantom’s legacy in this stunning collection of exclusive collectible coins,” says Carla Silva, vice president, general manager, head, global licensing, King Features. “That two of the limited-edition coins have already sold demonstrates how strong The Phantom’s fanbase is around the world and how eager they are to acquire quality branded product.” 

“The Phantom has been a comic book hero for generations of people around the world, and we love that we are able to honor ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ with our spectacular collectibles,” says Neil Vance, general manager, The Perth Mint. “Producing The Phantom series has provided our teams the opportunity to introduce some innovations to our range, including the battery-powered light-up skull mark image in the packaging for the 2-ounce silver antiqued colored coin.”

“We are thrilled to bring King Features Syndicate’s The Phantom together with The Perth Mint for this exclusive collection of commemorative coins,” says Kerryn McCormack, managing director, Merchantwise. “Honoring the legacy of the iconic comic book hero that is The Phantom, this will no doubt be an absolute success and must-have for fans and collectors alike.”

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