Shaken Not Stirred : 2020 UK Two Ounce Gold Proof Coin - James Bond III
The Gold Proof two-hundred pound coin is the third in a three-part collectible series from The Royal Mint. The series coincides with the release of the 25th Bond film, 'No Time To Die', which was due to premiere in 2020. Created by graphic designers Matt Dent and Christian Davies, the 'Shaken Not Stirred' coin showcases the trademark tuxedo donned by Bond on the reverse. A secret message is hidden within the coin, and joined together, the trio of coins forms the 007 motif. The coin's obverse presents the 5th portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. With a mintage of just 350 individually boxed coins, this release celebrating the 'Tools of Espionage' is highly sought-after.
The adventures of fictional British Secret Service agent, James Bond, were loosely based on author Ian Fleming's own extraordinary life. Events include; his work in the naval intelligence service, colluding on Operation Goldeneye, having multiple female romances, driving flash cars, and his rumoured feud with architect Ernő Goldfinger. His Bond novels have since been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, and video games. Most notably, the books transferred to the big screen, becoming the longest running film series ever. Charmingly referred to as 007, agent James Bond's 'license to kill' lifestyle encompasses; luxury cars, guns, avant-garde gadgets and technology, and multiple lovers. Nearly 60 years on, James Bond's character shown in action-packed and musically sensational films continues to enchant fans of all ages.
The three-part coin series from The Royal Mint will pay homage to classic elements of the iconic British films - the Aston Martin DB5, the gun barrel, and James Bond himself in his trademark tuxedo. The Royal Mint collaborated with EON Productions, the makers of the long-running movie series, throughout the creation process. The Mint has ensured the coins strike a tingle of the ecstasy you receive from watching a Bond movie.The design of the coins will certainly give numismatists everywhere a slice of the Bond action. The coins set collectors the task of unravelling a secret message hidden within the coin. Collectors also enjoy a three-coin set, which when united, unveils the 007 motif, containing the first 25 films in micro-text.