Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The two ounce (2 oz) gold coins are denominated as Two Hundred Pounds (£200).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

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

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 of the coin is a collaboration between Matt Dent and Christian Davies; this is the first Royal Mint commission for Christian Davies, while Matt Dent has completed several commissions including the 2012 Charles Dickens £2 coin, the 2011 World Wildlife Fund 50p coin and the suite of reverse designs for the definitive circulating coins from the 1p to the £1, released in 2008.

Within the James Bond Collection, this coin is the second part of a three-coin series with complementing designs which, put next to each other, make up the 007 logo. The two-ounce coin is part of the "Inspired Innovation" selection, differing from the other sizes in the enhanced strike which can be seen in the "007" element of the design: the textured finish is replaced with a micro-engraved repeating list of the Bond movie titles.

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Obverse
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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 · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·. 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 tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Reverse
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The reverse shows the famous submarine car that appeared in "The Spy Who Loved Me" movie - in the shape of a Lotus Esprit S1 sports car. Overlaid on that, a large 07, the second part of 007. Within the numerals, microtext listing the titles of 25 James Bond movies.

Below the exergue line, the inscription PAY ATTENTION 007; below that, TM.

The designers' initials, CD-MD (for Christian Davies and Matt Dent) are around right in the exergue.

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

Reverse Inscription PAY ATTENTION 007
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Notes

The coin was announced in March 2020 and available for pre-purchase, for delivery in August 2020, as part of a three-coin set, at £4,310.00 per coin.

Issued in Set
James Bond 2020 UK Two-Ounce Gold Proof Coin - 3 Coin Series, mintage unknown, limited to 250
3 coins: 2oz Gold - Bond, James Bond, 2oz Gold - Pay Attention, 2oz Gold - Shaken not Stirred
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Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value200 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerMatt Dent, Christian Davies
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass62.420 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-LMQK-OMPX
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