Franklin Mint’s Rise of the Silver Surfer Coin

Somehow I missed this particular publicity stunt for that awful Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie. 20th Century Fox paid the Franklin Mint to take 40,000 quarters and change the back to feature an image of the Silver Surfer and the URL to the movie’s web site. Then they put the coins back into circulation.

Apparently the Treasury Department was not pleased but ultimately did not prosecute.

If only 20th Century Fox had been creative in making Rise of the Silver Surfer as it was in coming up with promos for the film.

One thought on “Franklin Mint’s Rise of the Silver Surfer Coin”

  1. The mint has now set a precedent by not prosecuting both parties. The next one that does something that stupid will have 2 legs to stand on in court. Poor judgment by the U.S. Mint.

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