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, multi-talented artists of the 20th century.

What is striking about Bowie was his ability to reinvent both his act and persona throughout his career. His first breakthrough was in 1969 with his single, Space Oddity, the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He performed as his alter-ego, a lost astronaut called Major Tom, crafting a sonic narrative much like a one-man musical. He later transformed into characters marking different chapters in his life, experimenting with various styles and genres as Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke.

Bowie’s theatrical musical videos showcased his sense of fashion, which suited the era of visual impact and provocation through the launch of MTV in the 1980s. Demonstrating his genius for constant change and evolution, his creativity ranged from glam rock, electronic and experimental music, to taking acting roles in more than 30 films. Remarkably, he remained on the music scene until the end of his life, releasing his last album Black Star days before his death in 2016. The BBC’s Mark Easton said that Bowie was the creative force who changed Britain, challenging future generations ‘to aim high, to be ambitious and provocative, to take risks.’ He remains an icon today for his influence not only in pop culture but in contributing to Britain’s liberal outlook.

An eccentric coin to add to your collection

The coin’s design features his trademark logo ‘BOWIE’ on the reverse, with the Second Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The reverse design includes the lightning bolt image from his Aladdin Sane era, with glittering stars behind him as he sends a powerful gaze into the future.

The David Bowie Collection features Gold Proof coins in denominations of £1,000 (1kg), £500 (5oz), £200 (2oz), £100 (1oz), £25 (1/4oz) and Silver Proof coins in denominations of £10(5oz), £5(2oz), £2(1oz), £1(1/2oz), and a Brilliant Uncirculated £5(28.28g) cupro-nickel crown. The proof coins are minted to the highest standards, using high-tech engraving machines to craft pristine surfaces with sharp design features, hand polished and inspected by Royal Mint craftsmen for the ultimate finish. It is the Royal Mint’s unsurpassed reputation for quality, as well as the exclusive association with this iconic figure, that will attract serious collectors and investors to this remarkable collection.

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本コレクションでは金プルーフの額面£25(1/4オンス)、£100(1オンス)、£200(2オンス)£500(5オンス)と £1000(1kg)、そして銀プルーフの額面£1(1/2オンス)、£2(1オンス)、£5(2オンス)、£10(5オンス)と