The David Bowie Collection

In December 2020, the Royal Mint released the third edition of its Musical Legends series, the David Bowie Collection. Commemorating the biggest names in British popular music, the first release in the series celebrated Queen, followed by Elton John. An ever-evolving artist The third collection features the eccentric and extraordinary singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie. Born in 1947, he grew up in South London, where he studied art, music and design, and grew to become one of the most influential,…

In December 2020, the Royal Mint released the third edition of its Musical Legends series, the David Bowie Collection. Commemorating the biggest names in British popular music, the first release in the series celebrated Queen, followed by Elton John. An ever-evolving artist The third collection features the eccentric and extraordinary singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie. Born in 1947, he grew up in South London, where he studied art, music and design, and grew to become one of the most influential,…

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Una and the Lion returns

In 2019, The Royal Mint launched The Great Engravers, a new collection honouring prominent artists from the mint’s past. The first in the series is ‘Una and the Lion’, a coin of stunning artistry and beautifully intricate detail celebrating its engraver William Wyon, RA (1795-1851). For this edition, the coin was reverse engineered using dies remastered from the original and brought back to life using modern minting techniques. Struck in gold and silver and finished to the finest Proof standard,…

In 2019, The Royal Mint launched The Great Engravers, a new collection honouring prominent artists from the mint’s past. The first in the series is ‘Una and the Lion’, a coin of stunning artistry and beautifully intricate detail celebrating its engraver William Wyon, RA (1795-1851). For this edition, the coin was reverse engineered using dies remastered from the original and brought back to life using modern minting techniques. Struck in gold and silver and finished to the finest Proof standard,…

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007 James Bond Collection issued by the Royal Mint

In March 2020, the Royal Mint announced the 007 James Bond Collection ahead of its latest movie release. The Collection features The Special Issue, where it showcases a £7,000 denominated 7kg gold proof coin, the largest ever coin in denomination and size issued by the Royal Mint. It was produced using a combination of traditional minting methods and state-of-the-art CNC machine engraving, and hand polished by their craftsmen to the highest quality finish. Royal Mint designer Laura Clancy has placed…

In March 2020, the Royal Mint announced the 007 James Bond Collection ahead of its latest movie release. The Collection features The Special Issue, where it showcases a £7,000 denominated 7kg gold proof coin, the largest ever coin in denomination and size issued by the Royal Mint. It was produced using a combination of traditional minting methods and state-of-the-art CNC machine engraving, and hand polished by their craftsmen to the highest quality finish. Royal Mint designer Laura Clancy has placed…

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