Royal Mint releases 7kg gold coin to mark 25th James Bond film
The Royal Mint has produced a 7kg (15lbs) gold coin worth £7,000 to commemorate the 25th James Bond film.
The coin, which is a one-of a kind piece, features an engraving of an Aston Martin DB5 with its famous BMT 216A number plate, surrounded by a gun barrel.
It measures at 18.5cm (7.2in) and is the largest coin with the highest face value ever produced by the Royal Mint in its 1,100-year history.
A smaller 2kg gold coin, with a value of £2,000, has also been created.
Laura Clancy, who designed the 7kg coin, said: “When the opportunity to design a Bond coin came along, I had to take on the challenge. I’ve found it an incredible privilege – my career high to date and my most successful project.”
The piece, which was created using engraving machines before being hand-polished, is part of a commemorative coin and gold bar collection launched ahead of the No Time To Die.
The world’s first James Bond precious metal bars, which are available in gold and silver, are also included in the new collection.
They feature all 25 Bond film titles and will be available to purchase from mid-March.
As well as the larger coins, the Bond collection also features three additional designs in gold and silver which, when placed together, reveal the famous 007 motif.
The first coin from the series has the profile of the classic Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5.
The two remaining coins feature the submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me and James Bond’s iconic jacket and bow tie.
The cheapest coin from the collection, which has a face value of £5 and is made from cupronickel, has a retail price of £13.
No Time To Die, which features Daniel Craig in his final outing as the secret agent, will be in cinemas in the UK from 2 April this year.
US singer Billie Eilish was also revealed to be singing the theme song for the movie.
The 17-year-old recently made history after breaking the record for the highest opening week of sales for a 007 record of all time.