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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 - DMC Classic Mixes - I Love Bowie: Volume 1 - UK - CD-R acetate - Promo - £35.00, $42.70, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2023 15:08)on September 29, 2023 at 11:39 am
DAVID BOWIE / VARIOUS DMC Classic Mixes - I Love Bowie: Volume 1 (2016 UK 12-track DJ promotional CD-R featuring megamixes and remixes of David Bowie classics including Modern Love, Let's Dance, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel [Once A Rebel Remix]and much more. Custom printed disc with wraparound picture/tracklisting insert)
- David Bowie - David Bowie - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.00, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2023 13:14)on September 29, 2023 at 11:39 am
DAVID BOWIE David Bowie (1984 UK 14-track vinyl LP issue of Bowie's 1967 eponymous debut album, including the tracks Rubber Band and Love You Till Tuesday, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains near 'as new'with little sign of play DOA1)
- David Bowie - Scary Monsters - EX - Dutch - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2023 09:19)on September 29, 2023 at 11:39 am
DAVID BOWIE Scary Monsters (1980 Dutch 10-track LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows some light edge scuffing with a split to the inner, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play PL-13647) #Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
- David Bowie - Tonight - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.20, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2023 11:24)on September 29, 2023 at 11:39 am
DAVID BOWIE Tonight (1984 UK 9-track vinyl LP including the singles Blue Jean, Tonight [with Tina Turner] & Loving The Alien. The glossy picture sleeve shows just a little shelfwear and comes with its lyric inner while the vinyl is in Excellent condition with few signs of play DB1)
- David Bowie - Young Americans - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.00, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2023 11:27)on September 29, 2023 at 11:39 am
DAVID BOWIE Young Americans (1975 UK 8-track vinyl LP featuring a guest appearance by John Lennon on Across The Universe & Fame as well as backing vocals by Luther Vandross, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and acorner bump, the vinyl looks barely played RS1006)
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