Gold Ten Ounces 2021 James Bond, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Ten Ounces 2021 James Bond, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Ten Ounces 2021 James Bond

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues collector coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The ten ounces (10 oz) gold coins are denominated as five hundred pounds (£500). This very large format is targeted at high-end investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art.

This ten-ounce gold commemorative coin is part of the extensive James Bond Collection issued by the Royal Mint in 2020 and 2021.

The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. Since Fleming's death in 1964, eight other authors have written authorised Bond novels or novelisations. The character - also known by his code number 007 - has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, video games and film.

The reverse design for the higher denominations (the Special Collection) within the range is by British artist Laura Clancy, who placed James Bond's car - an Aston Martin DB5 - centre stage, with its famous BMT 216A number plate and gun barrel surround.

She says: “I am a huge James Bond fan. I love the excitement of the stories, the twists and turns, the style, the exotic places and knowing that Bond will win the day. When the opportunity to design a Bond coin came along, I had to take on the challenge. I have found it an incredible privilege - my career high to date and my most successful project.”

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage50
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ten Ounces 2021 James Bond - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ten Ounces 2021 James Bond - reverse photo

The reverse shows the famous car of James Bond, an Aston Martin DB5, showing its number plate BMT 216A. The background is reminiscent of a gun barrel, showing spiral rifling grooves.

Below the exergue line, the 007 logo; below that, TM.

The face value and date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 007
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.

See also

Coins and bullion products in the James Bond series by the Royal Mint include:
- Gold 7 kg (£7,000), James Bond, 007, 2020
- Gold 2 kg (£2,000), James Bond, 007, 2020
- Gold 1 kg (£1,000), James Bond, 007, 2020
- Gold 10 oz (£500), James Bond, 007, 2021
- Gold 5 oz (£500), James Bond, 007, 2020
- Silver 1 kg (£500), James Bond, 007, 2020
- Silver 10 oz (£10), James Bond, 007, 2021
- Silver 5 oz (£10), James Bond, 007, 2020
- Gold 2 oz (£200), Bond, James Bond, 2020
- Gold 1 oz (£100), Bond, James Bond, 2020
- Gold 1/4 oz (£25), Bond, James Bond, 2020
- Silver 2 oz (£5), Bond, James Bond, 2020
- Silver 1 oz (£2), Bond, James Bond, 2020
- Silver 1/2 oz (£1), Bond, James Bond, 2020
- £5 Copper-Nickel, Bond, James Bond, 2020
- Gold 2 oz (£200), James Bond, Pay Attention, 2020
- Gold 1 oz (£100), James Bond, Pay Attention, 2020
- Gold 1/4 oz (£25), James Bond, Pay Attention, 2020
- Silver 2 oz (£5), James Bond, Pay Attention, 2020
- Silver 1 oz (£2), James Bond, Pay Attention, 2020
- Silver 1/2 oz (£1), James Bond, Pay Attention, 2020
- £5 Copper-Nickel, James Bond, Pay Attention, 2020
- Gold 2 oz (£200), James Bond, Shaken not Stirred, 2020
- Gold 1 oz (£100), James Bond, Shaken not Stirred, 2020
- Gold 1/4 oz (£25), James Bond, Shaken not Stirred, 2020
- Silver 2 oz (£5), James Bond, Shaken not Stirred, 2020
- Silver 1 oz (£2), James Bond, Shaken not Stirred, 2020
- Silver 1/2 oz (£1), James Bond, Shaken not Stirred, 2020
- £5 Copper-Nickel, James Bond, Shaken not Stirred, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bar, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020
- 10 oz Silver Bar, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bar, James Bond - No Time to Die, 2020

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Gold Ten Ounces 2021 James Bond: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Total Mintage50
Mintage Limit50
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
DesignerLaura Clancy
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass312.600 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-QQQM-OJYG
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