2020 James Bond 007 Special Issue Five Ounce Gold Proof Coin
Celebrate 007 with this incredible Five Ounce gold proof coin from the James Bond Special Issue collection.
The James Bond Collection
We’re beyond excited for the release of No Time To Die: the 25th Bond film, set to hit cinemas in late 2021. In the meantime, we’re enjoying the glamour, technology and iconic imagery of 007 with The Royal Mint’s James Bond collection, released in 2020.
The initial release in the series featured a group of three officially licensed designs, created by Matt Dent and Christian Davies, named Bond, James Bond; Pay Attention 007 and Shaken, Not Stirred. The Special Issue collection joined these coins later as well as a range of Bond-themed bullion bars.
All The Royal Mint's James Bond coins draw on the style and thrills of the the long-running series which began with the publication of Casino Royale in 1952. Ian Fleming's creation has inspired a vast range of collectors items but this series represents the first time 007 has starred on British currency.
007 Special Issue Coins
The sleek reverse design of Special Issue James Bond coins are the work of Royal Mint engraver Laura Clancy. She's previously worked on the Portrait of Britain series and 2018 Remembrance coins.
Speaking about her creation, Clancy said:
'I am so excited to have designed the James Bond Special Issue coins. I love Bond films and always have; I grew up watching these films … When it came to designing one coin, the challenge wasn’t how to research but how to capture all my thoughts and excitement for the subject into one viewpoint.'
She chose to feature Bond’s famous Aston Martin DB5 with its BMT 216A number plate. This instantly recognisable vehicle appears at the centre of a gun barrel motif with the 007 logo below. It's an elegant design that utilises the iconic imagery of the films to great effect.
Clancy's design is paired with Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.
Royal Mint Collector's Pieces
The 2020 James Bond 007 Special Issue 5 Ounce Gold Proof is from an extremely limited run: only 58 were made available. It’s among the scarcest releases in the Special Issue collection which also included silver proof pieces and One Ounce, Two Ounce and One Kilo gold coins.
Additionally the design was made available on large gold coins, including an enormous 7 Kilo piece (among the largest ever produced by The Royal Mint) and an issue of seven 2 kg collectors pieces. We’re giving you the chance to win one of these for less than the price of a martini. For more information and to enter visit our raffle page.
This Five Ounce James Bond Special Issue coin is struck in 156.30 grams of 999 fine gold. It has a face value of Five Hundred Pounds and measures an impressive 50.00 millimetres across. Struck to proof standard, this extraordinary coin is offered in its original bespoke packaging with its numbered certificate of authenticity.
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