In a new sweepstakes on their website, DC Comics is giving away a CGC graded 35g pure silver variant cover for Action Comics #1. No, they haven’t discovered an ultra-rare variant from 1938, this is actually a new collectible produced by the New Zealand mint in partnership with CGC, which you could buy yourself for $130. A silver foil Superman #1 is also sold on the site for the same price. Here’s all the juicy details from a recent press release about the Action Comics #1 Silver foil and Superman #1 Silver Foil releases:
These unique collectibles are made from 35 grams (1.125 ounces) of .999 fine silver yet are paper-thin. They measure 175 x 262 mm (6.9 x 10.3 inches).
The front of the Action Comics #1 foil features an engraved and colorized image of Action Comics #1, which introduced Superman to the world in June 1938. Because they appeared at the dawn of the Golden Age of comics and set the stage for all the superheroes that followed, copies of Action Comics #1 are extremely prized by collectors today. In fact, one set a record several years ago by selling for more than $3 million.
The front of the Superman #1 foil features an engraved and colorized image of the June 1939 comic book that was Superman’s first under his own title.
CGC will grade these foils according to its industry-standard 10-point grading scale. The highest grade, Gem Mint 10.0, is assigned to collectibles that appear flawless. It is approximately equivalent to a grade of 70 on the Sheldon numismatic grading scale used by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), two independent affiliates of CGC.
Head over to DC Comics’ website and enter the sweepstakes for the Action Comics #1 Silver Foil edition.