The Heroes of the Comics ingot set was released by The Mount Everest Mint in Pennsylvania, USA in 1974. 6 different comic book characters were featured in the set, including Flash Gordon, Superman, the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Batman and Robin and Wonder Woman.
The inception of the esteemed Mount Everest Mint dates back to 1973, when it was founded by a triumvirate of visionaries: Howard E. Katz, David B. Tolins, and Burton Wigod. Nestled in the quaint locale of 141 Terwood Road in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA, the establishment burgeoned as a private mint, endowed with comprehensive sculpting, engraving, die-making, and coining amenities.
The Phantom is featured in the Heroes of the Comics ingots series, seen running with Devil by his side. Two different metals were struck.
The first version is a limited edition proof one troy ounce .999 fine silver ingot, presented on a blue card. The front and back can be seen below.
The second version is a limited edition proof solid bronze ingot presented on a green card. The front and back can be seen below.
Each ingot in the collection boasts a unique identifier, precisely numbered on the top edge of the bars, featuring six digits, commencing with 000001. On the reverse side of the bars, the name of the corresponding character’s licensee holder is artfully inscribed, with King Features Syndicate, Inc. holding the rights for Flash Gordon, the Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician, and National Periodical Publications, Inc. serving as the licensee holder for Superman, Batman and Robin, and Wonder Woman.
The reverse side of the bars have the characters respective licensee holder, King Features Syndicate, Inc for Flash Gordon, the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician. National Periodical Publications, Inc for Superman, Batman and Robin and Wonder Woman.
The Heroes of the Comics ingots were also available for procurement in an exclusive display case, fashioned by the Mount Everest Mint. The verbiage featured on the inside case lid underwent subtle modification, varying according to the chosen ingot metal, be it silver or bronze.
Advertisements were also produced by the The Mount Everest Mint featuring all the characters found in the Heroes of the Comics ingot set.