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The fifth in a series of 25 Bond coins, this officially licensed product celebrates You Only Live Twice, the 1967 blockbuster. Each coin in the Perth Mint’s James Bond official 25-coin collection has a fully coloured design and celebrates a particular movie. These unique James Bond collectables depict images from the original posters and are struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver. Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coins have a maximum mintage of 12,007 each.
Backstory. Bond travels incognito to Japan to investigate the hijacking of American and Russian spacecraft. Together with Tiger Tanaka and Aki of the Japanese Secret Service, Bond traces a supply of liquid oxygen to a southern Japanese island. He goes undercover and discovers that SPECTRE, commanded by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, have a secret rocket complex hidden inside a volcano.
Details. The coin features an iconic full colour design of Bond in his tuxedo with gun, holding a space helmet from the film poster. This is overlaid with the movie's title lettering. The other side bears the Ian-Rank Broadley portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2021 year date, weight and purity, and monetary denomination. Each coin is presented in a 007 acrylic display case within a You Only Live Twice box, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity featuring poster artwork.
The makers. The Perth Mint is the official mint of Australia and is wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. The mint manufactures and distributes platinum, silver and gold coins for collectors and customers worldwide.