Deadshot first appeared in Batman #59, released by DC Comics in 1950.
Created by David Vern Reed, Lew Schwartz, and Bob Kane, Deadshot, aka Floyd Lawton, was captured by Batman and remained in prison until 1977 when, in Detective Comics #474, he escaped with the aim of destroying Batman. Armed with a high-tech laser eye, Deadshot established himself as one of the world’s deadliest assassins before being taken down by the Dark Knight and sentenced to life in Belle Reve Penitentiary for the countless assassinations he committed.
Portrayed in David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad by Will Smith, Deadshot was motivated by a desire to protect his daughter Zoe, letting himself be captured by Batman and put into Belle Reve at her request not to harm the Dark Knight.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Suicide Squad – Deadshot 2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin’s reverse design depicts a coloured image of Suicide Squad’s Deadshot in full military gear including his iconic laser eye. Behind him, an illustrated background depicts Deadshot’s stylised icon from the film. Also included in the design is the Suicide Squad logo, the inscription ‘DEADSHOT’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, the 2019 year-date and the monetary denomination.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within a themed shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (TVD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.107|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||40.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||3.21|