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Late music legend David Bowie is being celebrated with a commemorative coin range from The Royal Mint.
Following the launch of Queen coins and Elton John coins in January and July, David Bowie’s posthumous commemorative coins are the third in The Royal Mint’s ‘Music Legends’ series.
The visually striking coins feature an image of David Bowie from the late 1970s when he was working on his trilogy of experimental albums in Berlin – Low (1977), “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979). Alongside this, the design also includes the lightning bolt motif from 1973 album ‘Aladdin Sane’.
Utilising ground-breaking technology and manufacturing techniques, the lightning bolt on a number of the special edition coins appears laced with stardust to create a glitter effect.
To mark the launch, a David Bowie coin has been sent into space. The coin was sent 35,656 metres high and orbited the Earth’s atmosphere for 45 minutes before safely descending back to Britain. It was the first time ever a UK coin was sent into space.
David Bowie coins from The Royal Mint:
David Bowie 2020 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin
David Bowie 2020 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
David Bowie 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin – Edition
Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint, says: “We are thrilled to unveil the third coin in The Royal Mint’s ‘Music Legends’ series, honouring the intergalactic legacy and career of David Bowie.
“In recognition of Bowie’s first hit single ‘Space Oddity’, we felt it was fitting to send his coin into space and celebrate the Starman in his own pioneering fashion. David Bowie’s music has inspired and influenced generations of musicians and we hope this commemorative coin will be cherished by fans around the world.”
There are three ranges of David Bowie coins – Gold Proof Commemorative Coins, Silver Proof Commemorative Coins and Uncirculated Commemorative Coins.
They range in price from £13 for the David Bowie 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin right up to a massive £72,195.00 for the David Bowie 2020 UK Kilo Gold Proof Coin.
There’s also a chance to win the historic coin that was propelled into space via The Royal Mint’s Facebook page.
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- David Bowie - TVC 15 - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.04, €9.12 (New Item) (arrived 06-Oct-2022 14:50)on October 7, 2022 at 1:01 am
DAVID BOWIE TVC 15 (1976 UK 7" vinyl single with an intact four prong centre, also including We Are The Dead, RCA company die-cut paper sleeve RCA2682)
- David Bowie - Christiane F. - EX - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 11:57)on October 7, 2022 at 1:01 am
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Christiane F. (1981 German orange label 9-track LP, featuring the music from the soundtrack to the film. The glossy picture sleeve is Excellent with a little faint shelf wear scuffing whilst the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with minimal play BL43606)
- David Bowie - The Next Day - 180gm - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $28.25, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 01-Oct-2022 10:04)on October 7, 2022 at 1:01 am
DAVID BOWIE The Next Day (2013 UK Limited Edition 17-track double LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the late Bowie's twenty-fourth studio album. Includes the singles Where Are We Now?, The Stars [Are Out Tonight], The Next Day, Valentine's Day, Love Is Lost & the Bonus Recordings So She, Plan & I'll Take You There. Comes housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with illustrated inners. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- David Bowie - Hunky Dory - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 01-Oct-2022 11:00)on October 7, 2022 at 1:01 am
DAVID BOWIE Hunky Dory (1980 UK green RCA label issue of the 1971 11-track vinyl LP including Changes, Life On Mars? and Oh! You Pretty Things. The glossy picture sleeve has some light edge wear whilst the vinyl remains in EX condition INTS5064)
- David Bowie - Scary Monsters + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £50.00, $56.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Oct-2022 11:30)on October 7, 2022 at 1:01 am
DAVID BOWIE Scary Monsters (1980 Japanese 10-track vinyl LP, including the New Wave classics Ashes To Ashes & Fashion, all nicely sprinkled with a liberal dose of Robert Fripp, housed in the picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert & narrow pink obi-strip. The packaging shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played RVP-6472)
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