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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 - Young Americans - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 14-May-2021 12:16)on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm
DAVID BOWIE Young Americans (2017 UK 8-track digitally remastered LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the classic 1975 album including 'Fame' & now sounding better than ever. Comes housed in a deluxe fully textured picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve & vinyl are near 'as new' DB74764)
- David Bowie - Day-In Day-Out - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2021 11:39)on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm
DAVID BOWIE Day In Day Out (1987 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Julie, picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just light general wear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition EA230)
- David Bowie - Fame 90 - UK - 7" vinyl - £9.99, $14.09, €11.59 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2021 09:12)on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm
DAVID BOWIE Fame 90 (1990 UK 7" vinyl single including the Gass Mix plus Queen Latifah's Rap Version. Both the glossy picture sleeve and vinyl remain in near 'as new' condition FAME90)
- David Bowie - Alabama Song - Poster Sleeve - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2021 09:16)on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm
DAVID BOWIE Alabama Song (1980 UK 7" vinyl single with its intact four-prong centre, also including Space Oddity. The fold-out poster sleeve has some light ringwear and fold-lines to show for its forty years but the vinyl remains in excellent condition BOW5)
- David Bowie - Up The Hill Backwards - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.92, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2021 09:52)on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm
DAVID BOWIE Up The Hill Backwards (1981 UK 7" vinyl single with an intact four prong centre, also including the non-album track Crystal Japan. The picture sleeve has the lyrics printed on the reverse and displays only light wear but the vinyl shows just light signs of play BOW9)
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