David Bowie

Queen Elizabeth II £5: David Bowie

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This £5 was issued was issued in 2020 to celebrate one of the world’s greatest Music Legends, David Bowe. The original pop chameleon, Bowie became a fantastical sci-fi character for his breakout Ziggy Stardust album. His songs depicted the ups and downs being an outsider: an alien, a misfit, or even a faraway astronaut! His music appealed to all, with a blend of rock, cabaret, jazz and soul. Acclaimed artist, Jody Clark has created a reverse design inspired by the late 1970’s period of Bowie’s life, when the star lived and recorded in Berlin. A dynamic lightning bolt motif from the Aladdin Sane era sits behind the portrait of Bowie as he sheds his various personae to reinvent himself – a skill which he continued to perfect for decades to come. The obverse features a design of HM QE II by Jody Clark.
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