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 the Aston Martin DB5 in the centre with a gun barrel surround, together with its signature number plate BMT 216A. Growing up watching the Bond films, Laura is a huge fan and has said, ‘this is a project that has involved a team of people to deliver the product and taken lots of hours to develop. The opportunity to design and make coins to celebrate James Bond is a career high.’ This Special Issue was also minted in 2 kilo gold, 1 kilo gold and 5oz gold and silver editions.

The Special Issue designed by Laura Clancy

The Collection also features the Three Coin Series, which displays the “007” motif when they are placed in sequence together. This is an official licensed product from EON Productions and Danjaq, and designed by Matt Dent and Christian Davies. The three designs aptly encapsulate the essence of the quintessentially British spy – the gadgets, the glamour, and imagery of the classic movies. The first coin shows the side-shot of the iconic Aston Martin DB5, the second coin shows the submarine car ‘Wet Nelly’ from the film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), and the third highlights Bond’s legendary dinner jacket. Top of the Three Coin Series is the Inspired Innovation line, featuring the 25 Bond film titles engraved in micro-text within the 007 design, further revealing a hidden message inside that reads ‘No Time to Die’, the title of the upcoming film. The Three Coin Series is minted in 2oz gold, 1oz gold and silver, quarter-ounce gold, and half-ounce silver. 

The Three Coin Collection designed by Matt Dent and Christian Davies

Commemorative coins such as in this collection are uncirculated, ensuring that they remain in mint state with no wear. Although gold and silver proof coins are produced using the same method as circulating coins, they are struck multiple times with greater force to give further definition and enhance the details in the design, allowing a higher aesthetic value and increasing their collector value. Due to the extra time it takes to produce proof coins, the mintage is usually limited, so many collectors are eager to add these to their collection, proving the coin to be worth far more than its face value over time.

In this 007 James Bond Collection, the modern designs created by its dedicated creators is a draw to many. Enriched features such as the frosted finish, micro-text engravings and hidden messages follow the mystique and excitement of espionage, with its special packaging further adding to its appeal as a gift or collectible item. With this aesthetic appeal and future potential, this collection could appeal to a seasoned collector or to those who are beginning their collecting journey.

ロイヤルミント「007ジェームズ・ボンド コレクション」

2020年3月、イギリスの王立造幣局ロイヤルミントは、公開予定だったジェームズ・ボンド最新作映画に先駆けて、007 ジェームズ・ボンド記念コイン コレクションを発表しました。