James Bond celebrated on the Royal Mint’s new coin series

The first coin in a new 007 series celebrating James Bond in decades has been unveiled by the Royal Mint.

The range of collector coins and gold coins offers Bond enthusiasts the opportunity to grow their collection and invest in precious metals in gold or silver, the Mint said.

Each design will feature a scene from a different decade of the superspy created by author Ian Fleming.

The first 007 commemorative coin in the 1960s depicts Sean Connery's Bond sitting on Little Nelly, the gyroplane from the film You Only Live Twice.

It is the first of seven coin designs celebrating Bond's legacy, with the other designs being introduced individually at later dates.

The titles of each Bond film of the decade make up the background, the stylized 1960s 007 logo appears at the base of the coin and the classic gun barrel is featured around the perimeter of the design.

Rebecca Morgan, director of commemorative coins at the Royal Mint, said: “James Bond is Britain's favorite secret agent who has captivated audiences for over 60 years.

“We are delighted to unveil a new range of collector's coins to celebrate 007's journey. Each coin will have a unique design linked to the films of that decade, which is a testament to the coin-making skills that the artisans have perfected us all these years.

“We hope 007 fans and coin collectors will find a special place for these limited edition coins in their existing James Bond or coin collections.”

Each coin will have a unique design associated with the films of that decade

Rebecca Morgan, Royal Mint

Andrew Dickey, Director of Precious Metals at the Royal Mint, said: “We are delighted to launch the 007 gold coin range, a celebration of British culture that combines exclusive design with meticulous craftsmanship.

“Available in 1 ounce gold and 1 ounce silver and minted to the highest specifications, these gold coins embody the standards of quality and excellence expected of a world-leading mint. I have no doubt they will resonate with investors and collectors, as well as a new audience seeking to give the timeless gift of gold or silver.”

The coins are available as gold, silver and brilliant uncirculated versions, with prices starting from £14.50.

Prices for fine gold and fine silver gold and fine silver coins will be based on live precious metal prices.