2020 2 oz Great Britain James Bond 2 Pay Attention 007 .9999 Gold Proof Coin
The Second Coin To Celebrate Bond, James Bond
James Bond is the world-famous, quintessentially British spy who has been thrilling audiences for decades. Now, more than 50 years later, 007 is as popular as ever and The Royal Mint is celebrating the secret agent with an official United Kingdom coin series.
The second coin in the collection explores the technology that has characterised the films, from exploding pens to ejector seats. Featuring ‘Wet Nellie’, the submarine car that appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me, the latest coin is a great way to continue the collection, or stands alone as a unique Bond collectable.
The coin is available in several editions, from a Brilliant Uncirculated edition to precious metal coins struck in strictly limited numbers. Each is presented in stylish and sophisticated packaging.
− The second coin in the official UK coin series celebrating 007
− Features ‘Wet Nellie’ – the ultimate James Bond gadget
− Struck in the year the 25th Bond film will hit the big screen
− A limited-edition coin struck in six gold and silver Proof editions
− A Brilliant Uncirculated version is also available
− Explore the gadgets and technology of Bond’s world in the accompanying packaging
− An official licensed product produced in partnership with EON Productions Limited and Danjaq
The Design and the Designers
The coin’s reverse design was a collaboration between Christian Davies and Matt Dent, partners at graphic design agency Bison Bison. This is Christian’s first coin design project, but Matt has created several coin designs for The Royal Mint, including the 50p coincelebrating 50 years of the World Wildlife Fund and the £2 coin that honoured Charles Dickens in 2012. He also created the picture-puzzle style Royal Arms design that featured on the circulating coins from the 1p to the £1 introduced in 2008.
“There is so much that you could draw on – different films, villains, technology. We decided very early on to focus on iconic imagery from the Bond films; the elements people would recognise instantly.”
“Giving a sense that the car was underwater whilst keeping the design simple was tricky, so including telltale bubbles and setting the car at a slight angle waskey.”
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