Back in 1962, the very first James Bond film saw the iconic British spy brought to life on the big screen and now, as the 25th film is due to be released in 2021, The Royal Mint have issued a collection of brand new Bond themed £5 coins!
The third coin in the series has just been released today and is already creating a stir in the coin collecting world…
Shaken Not Stirred
The final coin in the series has now been released, completing the iconic 007 motif.
This new £5 release features a design of a James Bond’s iconic tuxedo silhouette and his signature weapon. It also features the inscription, ‘Shaken Not Stirred′, the special agent’s Martini preference.
This coin has been issued in a number of specifications, including Brilliant Uncirculated quality for just £10.99 (+p&p).
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Designed as a collaboration between Christian Davies and Matt Dent, when all three coins are placed together, the famous ‘007’ motif is spelt out – completing this classic collection.
Dent commented on the design process, saying, “As Bond fans ourselves, we’ve enjoyed re-watching some of our favourite films. The design series focuses on iconic imagery from the Bond films. Finding the balance between design detail and what can be accomplished in production was a challenge, nowhere more so than the intricate spokes of the DB5’s wheel.”
The first coin, features the classic Bond car from Goldfinger – the Aston Martin DB5 and the world-famous phrase, “Bond, James Bond”. The second coin features a design of a legendary Bond car, the submarine Lotus Espirit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me, known as ‘Wet Nellie’. It also features the inscription, ‘Pay attention 007′, a classic line which was uttered by the world-famous ‘Q’.
The last coin in the series, which has been released today, concludes the series, spelling out the complete ‘007’ motif. The inscription on this coin reads the iconic James Bond line, ‘Shaken not stirred’ in reference to the spy’s preferred style of Martini.
The History of James Bond
The character ‘James Bond’ was first brought to life in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming who created twelve novels and two short-story collections featuring the British Secret Service agent.
However, it was in 1962 that Bond first appeared on the big screen.
From ‘Dr No’ to ‘No Time To Die’, the character has appeared in a remarkable 25 films, with endless gadgets and iconic imagery from the films now recognised world-wide.
During the film series’ 58 year history, the suave secret agent has been portrayed by six different actors, and I’m sure we all have our own favourite ‘Bond’.
Currently played by Daniel Craig, the upcoming film will represent his fifth and final time starring as the MI6 agent codenamed 007.
The luxurious lifestyle, spectacular gadgets and dramatic vehicles have delighted audiences for generations and I’m sure Bond fans will be blown away to see their favourite film series celebrated on £5 coins.
Not the first James Bond themed UK coin…
Bond first appeared on UK coinage in 2018 with the release of the A-Z of Great Britain 10ps.
Naturally, Bond was chosen to represent the letter B as a quintessentially British icon.
This 10p has proven incredibly popular with collectors and has since not only worked its way to the top of the Change Checker Scarcity Index, but has remained on the top spot for the last few updates – confirming the popularity of this coin.
With the release of the brand new James Bond themed £5 coins in this special year celebrating the 25th Bond film, will we see a rise in the demand for Bond themed collectibles?
We certainly think these coins will make for an exciting set to add to your collection, but what do you think about the new Bond £5? Let us know in the comments below!
Add the Brand New Bond £5 Complete Set to your collection!
You can now secure the full 2020 James Bond £5 Set in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality – what better way to match the luxurious lifestyle of the suave secret agent?
The A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins have been a firm favourite with collectors since they were first released last year, with 26 Quintessentially British designs capturing the public’s imagination.
Unsurprisingly, some designs are proving more popular than others, but which ones are likely to fetch the most on the secondary market?
We’ve done the hard work for you by taking a look at which A-Z 10p coins are selling for the most on eBay and which ones you should be looking out for.
The Ones to Watch…
If you’ve been lucky enough to find the ‘B’ for Bond 10p in your change, you may want to keep hold of it as it currently sells on eBay for around £3.05 – over 30 times its face value!
This coin also currently holds the top spot on our Scarcity Index, so it seems collectors everywhere are desperate to add this 10p to their collection!
In very close second, the ‘C’ for Cricket 10p sells for an average of £2.98, followed by ‘J’ for Jubilee in third, which has been selling for around £2.69.
How Many A-Z 10ps Are Out There?
Earlier this year it was confirmed that there were only 220,000 of each individual design released into circulation in 2018. We know that there were 2.1 million coins issued for 2019 but we’re yet to find out the individual mintage figures for each design.
When the official figures are released we could well see some of these coins increasing in value on the secondary market due to their low mintage!
These coins are notoriously tricky to find, but have you been lucky enough to come across any in your change? Let us know in the comments below.