It has been quite a year for Vampirella. With her 50th anniversary this past July, Dynamite Comics has been churning out everything from a new record-breaking ongoing series by writer Christopher Priest to an array of collectibles such as pins, cards, contests, blank comics, reprints, and art books. Now, the publisher has partnered with Sideshow for two unique sets of limited Vampirella coins. Each collectible coin features incredible artwork by Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and Lucio Parrillo. Sideshow is one of the leaders in specialty manufacturing and distribution of the most highly sought-after licensed and original collectible products.
The limited edition sets utilize an innovative colorization technique over a base of an authentic US John F. Kennedy half dollar, with original artwork prominently displayed on the obverse side of each coin. The sets come packaged with a full color Certificate of Authenticity featuring the artwork of each artist and encased in an acrylic capsule to protect the coin. Another fun fact is that this currency is actually legal tender!
The Vampirella Coins Main Set will retail for $79.96. The Gold Set adds a layer of 24-karat gold plating to enhance the cover art and retails for $120.
“In our 15-year history, Dynamite has always strived to offer fans not only the highest quality comics books, but also collectibles of all types,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher. “Fans were excited about the Red Sonja coins we offered recently, so we knew we had to bring our other flagship heroine to this category, with all of the Vampirella hype around Christopher Priest’s series, the Vampirella/Red Sonja ongoing, and the just-announced Vengeance of Vampirella revival.”
For the Vampirella Coins Main Set, click here. For the Gold Set, head here. Vampirella fans can also check out Dynamite’s website for more on their new series and other collectibles.