This red enameled, bronze medallion measures three inches across and features the DC logo with Superman flying across the face. The medallion was produced in 1985 for DC Comics 50th anniversary and were given out to the fifty people named in “Fifty who Made DC Great, ” a one-shot publication released by DC in 1985 honoring fifty industry professionals, celebrities, companies, and publishers who helped shape DC Comics (honorees included George Reeves, Adam West, Burt Ward, Alexander and Ilya Salkind, Hanna-Barbera, Linda Carter, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, Gardner Fox, Julius Schwartz, Carmine Infantino, Denny O’Neil, Frank Miller, and many others). As best as can be determined, there were fifty of these medallions struck, but not all were given out simply because many of those named as honorees had already passed away by 1985. Gains, Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, Harry Donefeld, William Moulton Marston, Bud Collyer, Mort Weisinger, and many others, all died prior to 1985. This medallion would have been given to one of them but was not, for whatever reason, presented posthumously to the honorees family. Those that were presented were inscribed on the reverse, giving the date at the top, “1985” and then the person or companies name in the center, and then below stating For Your Contribution to DC Comics. This one is of course blank and is smooth bronze on its reverse side. The back of this medallion is of course still blank, having never been inscribed. With only fifty cast, this extremely rare medallion would make an excellent addition to any Superman or DC Comics fans collection. Your government may impose upon you before they will release the package to you. In order to stay ahead of the collectables market curve and offer the security and piece of mind that a mere paper COA does not and cannot provide, empire. Auctions now offers certification through Collectors Proof. As always, all autographed items I sell were personally witnessed – by myself – being signed by the artist, writer, creator or celebrity in question. No third-party is involved. Further, art sketches – and most published pieces of original artwork I sell – were obtained directly from the artists themselves. Not only is this a record of the guarantee of the authenticity of the item, traceable back to its original source, but it also maintains a permanent web-based record of ownership accessible from any computer with internet access. It also allows the current owner to print out a hardcopy of a Certificate of Authenticity (COA), if desired, but without the need of actually having to protect physical paper certificates from loss or possible destruction as the documentation is permanently maintained and available online. Please note- the guarantee that I sell only signatures I personally witnessed the signer in question autograph is real regardless of whether or not you opt for the authentication service through Collectors Proof. Certificate of Authenticity/Provenance Revision. The item “1985 DC 50th Anniversary Honoree Bronze Medallion Medal Superman Man of Steel” is in sale since Monday, June 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Modern Age (1992-Now)\Superhero\Superman”. The seller is “empire.auctions” and is located in Ringgold, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Publisher: DC
- Main Character: Superman