James Bond £5 Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - 1960s Edition - by The Royal Mint
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 - 1960s Edition by The Royal Mint is a celebration of the Bond films of the 1960s with a coin designed by award-winning design agency Bison Bison. The coin features 007 in the Little Nellie autogyro fromYou Only Live Twice, accompanied by the '60s 007 logo.
Backstory. Q delivers the iconic autogyro to Bond in southern Japan. Known affectionately as Little Nellie, the nimble flying machine arrives in four alligator packing cases. Once it’s assembled and Q finishes his briefing, Bond pilots the aircraft – which carries the mark G-ARZB – in search of Blofeld’s base. When four SPECTRE helicopters attack, Bond emerges victorious, destroying them all with Little Nellie’s fierce array of weaponry, which includes front-mounted machine guns, rear-mounted flamethrowers, air-to-air missiles, rocket launchers and aerial mines.
Details.Struck to a finer finish than UK circulating coins, this £5 coin features Little Nellie in relief against inscriptions of all the 1960s film titles. On the obverse is a portrait of King Charles, dated 2023. Each coin comes with commemorative packaging detailing James Bond’s 1960s 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.