he first coin in a new 007 range celebrating James Bond across the decades has been unveiled by the Royal Mint.
The collectable and bullion coin range offers Bond enthusiasts an opportunity to grow their collection and invest in precious metals in gold or silver, the Mint said.
Each design will feature a scene from a different decade of the superspy.
The first coin celebrating 007 in the 1960s depicts Sean Connery’s Bond seated in Little Nellie, the gyroplane from the film You Only Live Twice.
It is the first of seven coin designs celebrating the legacy of Bond, with the other designs being unveiled individually at later dates.
The titles of each Bond film of the decade make up the background, the stylised 007 logo of the 1960s appears at the base of the coin, and the classic gun barrel features around the perimeter of the design.
Rebecca Morgan, director of commemorative coin at the Royal Mint, said: “James Bond is Britain’s favourite secret agent who has captivated audiences for over 60 years.
“We are delighted to be unveiling a new collectable coin range to celebrate 007’s journey. Each coin will feature a unique design linking to the films of that decade, which is a testament to the coin making skills that our craftspeople have perfected over the years.
“We hope 007 enthusiasts and coin collectors find a special place for these limited-edition coins in their existing James Bond or coin collections.”
Andrew Dickey, director of precious metals at the Royal Mint, said: “We’re excited to launch the 007 range of bullion coins, a celebration of British culture that combines exclusive design with meticulous craftsmanship.
“These bullion coins, available in 1oz gold and 1oz silver and minted to the highest specifications, embody the standards of quality and excellence expected from a world-leading mint. I have no doubt they’ll resonate with investors and collectors, as well as a new audience seeking to give the timeless gift of gold or silver.”
Coins are available as gold proof, silver proof and brilliant uncirculated editions, with prices starting from £14.50.
Prices for James Bond fine gold and fine silver bullion coins will be based on live precious metal prices.
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