This is the James Bond 1oz Silver Proof Coin, For Your Eyes Only 40th Anniversary Numbered Edition by The Perth Mint. A special release coin struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. in a mintage of no more than 5,000.
Backstory. The 12th Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, sees 007 on a mission to revive the Royal Navy’s lost ATAC, an encrypted communications device that controls Britain’s Polaris submarine fleet. During the film’s spectacular ski scene, Bond performs a daring downhill run pursued by assassins on motorbikes with machine guns in the indicators.
Details. The coin’s design is inspired by the film poster artwork and shows Bond skiing, a motorcycling assassin and woman holding a crossbow, along with the official For Your Eyes Onlylogo in colour, and the Bond Family crest bearing the motto ORBIS NON SUFFICIT (the world is not enough) and the number 40. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse with the coin’s 2021 year-date, weight, purity and monetary denomination. Each coin is presented in a 007 branded case within a themed slipcase and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Please note: The coins should not be touched at all. Once a coin is minted the coins surfaces and finishes are very delicate and coins should not be taken out of the capsule or handled without cotton or latex gloves, and even then it should only be handled by its edges. This is because the precious metal surfaces will react to the skin’s corrosive oils and acids as well as other environmental contaminants such as dust and moisture, which result in disfiguring marks that cannot be removed.