Coin of the Month: 2018 Tuvalu Iron Man Silver Coin

According to comic book legends Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby, the character of Iron Man was created as a response to the Cold War. Inside Iron Man’s suit is the eccentric, ingenious scientist and inventor, Tony Stark. Stark became Iron Man after he was kidnapped and forced to develop weaponry for a terrorist organization. The Iron Man suit was his means of escape. After securing his freedom, Stark decides to improve this technology to help protect the world from evil.

In the latest Marvel and Avengers movies, Robert Downey, Jr. famously embodies Iron Man. And now, a brilliant silver coin has permanently imprinted Iron Man’s likeness on a coin for all time.

Continue reading to learn more about this super silver coin…

2018 Tuvalu Iron Man Silver Coin Facts

  • The coin is minted by Perth Mint in Perth, Australia and issued by the small oceanic country of Tuvalu. Tuvalu is a Polynesian island that’s part of the British Commonwealth located between Australia and Hawaii.
  • It contains 1 troy ounce of .9999 silver.
  • This coin is part of the Marvel bullion series, which also includes Spider-Man, Thor, and Black Panther.
  • It’s actual face value is $1.

2018 Tuvalu Iron Man Silver Coin Features


The obverse of the Iron Man coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as all Perth Mint coins do. It also features a proof finish. Additionally, you’ll find notations of the purity, denomination, weight, and year of issue.


On the reverse you’ll find Iron Man in his Mark 46 suit, flying with an outstretched arm. What is he reaching for? We’ll leave that up to your imagination.