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James Bond £5 Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - 1980s Edition - By The Royal Mint

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007 returns to The Royal Mint with a seven-coin journey through the decades celebrating the legacy of James Bond.

The James Bond £5 Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - 1980s Edition by The Royal Mint is a celebration of the Bond films of the 1980s with a coin designed by award-winning design agency Bison Bison. The coin features 007 in the BD-5J Acrostar Microjet from the opening sequence of Octopussy, and is released in an edition of 4,007

Backstory. The jet appears in the film’s memorable pre-title sequence, as Bond bids to escape troops in an unspecified South American country, leaping into a Range Rover that’s towing what appears to be a horse-trailer. As the enemy troops race towards him, Bond emerges from the horse-trailer in the Acrostar, its wings unfolding before it takes off over the heads of his pursuers. The troops fire a surface-to-air missile, which, after some nimble flying, 007 guides into an aircraft hangar blowing it sky high. The wings of the Acrostar can also be seen in Die Another Day propped up in Q's underground workshop. 

Details. Struck to a finer finish than UK circulating coins, this £5 coin features the jet in relief against inscriptions of all the 1980s film titles, with the '80s 007 logo within a gun barrel frame. On the obverse is a portrait of King Charles, dated 2024. Each coin comes with commemorative packaging detailing James Bond’s 1980s history.

Dimensions. D38.61mm, weight 28.28g

The makers. The Royal Mint is the United Kingdom's official maker of British coins. Founded in 886 AD, it is the oldest company in the United Kingdom and is currently located in Llantrisant, Wales. The Royal Mint is the largest and most technically advanced minting facility in the world, making more than 3.3 billion coins and blanks a year for in excess of 30 countries.