2021 Perth Mint James Bond 007 For Your Eyes Only 40th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin
This coin celebrates the fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, also known as 007. Created by author Ian Fleming in 1953, Producers Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and Harry Saltzman brought Bond to cinema screens for the first time in 1962 with Dr. No. More than 50 years later James Bond continues to entertain and excite audiences around the world in one of the longest running and successful film franchises.
James Bond is one of a handful of elite agents with a ‘licence to kill’, denoted by a code name beginning with ‘00’.
The 12thBond movie, For Your Eyes Only, sees him 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.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1ozof 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 For Your Eyes Only40thAnniversary20211oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin.
The coin’s design portrays a motorcycling assassin, the partial image of a woman’s leg and a crossbow inspired by the original movie poster. James Bond is represented by the figure of a downhill skier in the background. The reverse also includes the official For Your Eyes Only logo in colour, as well as the Bond Family Crest bearing the motto ORBISNONSUFFICIT(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 shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Silver Content (Troy oz) - 1
- Monetary Denomination (TVD) - 1
- Fineness (% purity) - 99.99
- Minimum Gross Weight (g) - 31.107
- Maximum Diameter (mm) - 40.90
- Maximum Thickness (mm) - 3.50
- Maximum Mintage - 5,000
- Designer - Sean Rogers