The Royal Mint has launched a new series of collector coins and bullion coins to mark the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films.
The 007 range from the Royal Mint includes official collector’s coins and bullion coins of the United Kingdom.
Each coin in the series has a different design representing a specific decade of Bond’s cinematic journey.
The first 1960s coin features Sean Connery’s Bond in the iconic gyroplane, Little Nelly, from You Live Only Twice.
The background features the titles of the Bond films from that decade, along with the stylized 007 logo and the classic gun barrel motif around the perimeter of the coin, wionews.com reports.
“James Bond is Britain’s favorite secret agent who has captivated audiences for over 60 years. We are delighted to unveil a new range of collectible coins to celebrate 007’s journey,”
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Commemorative Coins at the Royal Mint, said at the event.
Director of Precious Metals at the Royal Mint, Andrew Dickie, highlighted the exclusive design and precision craftsmanship of the 007 range of bullion coins:
“Available in 1oz (28.35g) gold and 1oz silver, these coins are minted to the highest specifications, embodying the quality and excellence expected from a leading mint”. Dickey expressed confidence that these coins will appeal to investors, collectors and a new audience interested in the lasting value of gold or silver.
Commemorative or collector coins with trial finishes, known for their superior craftsmanship, sharpness and detail, are part of this range. These coins are individually minted up to six times at a lower speed and pressure to preserve the finer details, and each piece is inspected for imperfections. The limited mintage numbers add to the desirability of these coins among collectors.
For those who consider precious metals an investment, bullion coins offer an alternative. Available in 1oz 999.9 fine gold and 1oz 999 fine silver, these coins allow investors to purchase the intrinsic value of the precious metal. The inclusion of captivating designs and themes adds a collectible element to bullion coins.
James Bond bars are available in 1oz 999.9 pure gold and 1oz 999 pure silver, with prices based on the live bullion price on the day of purchase. Collector coins are available in gold proof, silver proof and brilliant uncirculated issues starting at £14.50 (.08).