Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie

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 commemorative gold two-ounce coin celebrating David Bowie is the third in the Music Legends coin series by the Royal Mint (after the first dedicated to Queen and the second dedicated to Sir Elton John).

Born in Brixton, South London, in 1947, David Bowie began life as David Robert Jones. By the time he was 19 he had taken on his iconic name and was taking the first steps in one of the most innovative and influential careers in the history of sound and vision. His music electrified generations, and his perpetual state of reinvention kept music fans enthralled.

The Royal Mint says:
"The third coin in our Music Legends collection celebrates rock’s definitive chameleon with a design inspired by an image of the singer from his time spent living and recording in Berlin. The inclusion of the lightning bolt motif from the Aladdin Sane era captures Bowie’s career journey, and the moment he finally put aside the props to emerge as an artist in his own right."

Jody Clark's reverse celebrates rock’s definitive chameleon with a design inspired by an image of the singer from his time spent living and recording in Berlin. The inclusion of the lightning bolt motif from the Aladdin Sane era captures Bowie’s career journey, and the moment he finally put aside the props to emerge as an artist in his own right.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie - 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 · 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 small 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
United Kingdom / Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows David Bowie, facing left. Behind him, the outline of a thunderbolt, above which stars. The lightning bolt appears laced with stardust to create a glitter effect.

In the lower left, beneath the thunderbolt and next to David Bowie's shoulder, the designer's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Diagonally below right, the inscription BOWIE.

The date, face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription BOWIE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: boxed.
Limited Edition and Maximum Coin Mintage: 100.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK20DB2G
Release price: £4,645.00

See also

David Bowie coins in the third part of the Music Legends collection include:
- 1 kg Gold Proof, David Bowie 2020
- 5 oz Gold Proof, David Bowie 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof, David Bowie 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, David Bowie 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), David Bowie 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, David Bowie 2020
- 5 oz Silver Proof, David Bowie 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof, David Bowie 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, David Bowie 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), David Bowie 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, David Bowie 2020
- £5 CuproNickel, Brilliant Uncirculated, David Bowie 2020

All (18) coins of type: Gold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Britannia 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Una and the Lion 225 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen 53 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Bond, James Bond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 335 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 411 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
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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 Mintage100
Mintage Limit100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJody Clark
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass62.420 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NNVM-OXJL
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