• 200 Pounds 2020, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, James Bond, Submarine Car Wet Nellie
  • 200 Pounds 2020, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, James Bond, Submarine Car Wet Nellie
Description

The Royal Mint issued James Bond commemorative coin and gold bar collection ahead of the release of the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die. The collection includes a number of Royal Mint firsts – a 7 kilo gold coin, which is the largest coin with the highest face value to be produced in the Mint’s 1,100-year history and the world’s first James Bond bar in gold and silver, featuring all of the 25 official James Bond film titles.

The James Bond film series is a series of spy films based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond, "007", who originally appeared in a series of books by Ian Fleming. It is one of the longest continually-running film series in history, having been in on-going production from 1962 to the present (with a six-year hiatus between 1989 and 1995). In that time Eon Productions has produced 24 films, most of them at Pinewood Studios. Six actors have portrayed 007 in the Eon series.

No Time to Die is the twenty-fifth instalment in the James Bond film series produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen joining the cast.

Obverse

The fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewelry has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.

Engraver: Jody Clark

ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·200 POUNDS·2020·
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Reverse

Depicts the submarine car Wet Nellie and Q quotes. "07" is covered with the micro-text of the titles of the first 25 James Bond films.

Wet Nellie is a custom-built submarine, created for the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me in the shape of a Lotus Esprit S1 sports car. The Esprit was chosen to give James Bond a glamorous car to drive. "Wet Nellie" is named in reference to Little Nellie, an autogyro featured in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, which was itself named after actress and comedian Nellie Wallace.

The classic line "Now pay attention 007," was uttered by the man known throughout the world as "Q." British actor Desmond Llewelyn brought a light, comical touch to his portrayal as the man who provided Bond with his arsenal of incredible gadgets. His work is chronicled in this touching tribute, starting with From Russia With Love in 1963 and ending with The World is Not Enough in 1999.

Designers: Matt Dent and Christian Davies

07 TM
PAY ATTENTION 007
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Edge

200 Pounds

5th portrait, Two-Ounce Gold Proof

James Bond
Submarine Car Wet Nellie

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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.9999
Weight 62.42 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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