A highly collectable dedicated to the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen. 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. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the James Bond Legacy Series - 1st Issue 2021 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin. This is your chance to own a piece of film history.
Backstory. Sean Connery was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen. Chosen for the role by producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, who acquired the rights to Ian Fleming’s Bond novels in 1961, his powerful portrayal in Dr. No immediately established the charismatic operative as one of cinema’s most recognisable characters.
Details. The coin’s design portrays a black and white image of Sean Connery in a classic Bond pose. Also included is the iconic 007 gun logo and logos of the his Bond films from 1962 and 1971 – Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever. 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 presentation box.
The makers. The Perth Mint is Australia's official bullion mint 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.