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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 - Station To Station - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2022 11:41)on May 28, 2022 at 9:24 pm
DAVID BOWIE Station To Station (1976 UK 6-track vinyl LP on the orange RCA Victor label, including Golden Years, TVC15 and the title track. The picture sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with minor discolouration in places but comes complete with the album credits insert while the vinyl remains in excellent condition with light signs of play APL1-1327)
- David Bowie - Let's Dance - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2022 10:37)on May 28, 2022 at 9:24 pm
DAVID BOWIE Let's Dance (1983 UK first press 8-track LP, produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers & featuring the guitar genius of a then unknown Stevie Ray Vaughan. Picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve shows only minor shelfwear and the vinyl is Excellent with the odd faint paper hairline not affecting play AML3029)
- David Bowie - Scary Monsters - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.20, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 16:35)on May 28, 2022 at 9:24 pm
DAVID BOWIE Scary Monsters (Original 1980 UK black label 10-track LP, including the New Wave classics Ashes To Ashes & Fashion with a liberal dose of [Robert] Fripp, picture sleeve complete with fold-out lyric insert. The sleeve has some notable storage wear including some edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play BOWLP2)
- David Bowie - Low - 1st + Insert + Sticker - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2022 09:19)on May 28, 2022 at 9:24 pm
DAVID BOWIE Low (1977 UK first press 11-track LP on the orange RCA label, part of a series of collaborative albums with Brian Eno including the influential tracks Warszawa & Sound & Vision. Comes housed in the iconic matte picture sleeve with the original orange tracklist sticker on the back & album credits insert. The sleeve has a slight sticker mark and some light storage wear, whilst the vinyl shows only a few faint signs of play. Classic Bowie! PL12030)
- David Bowie - Station To Station - 1st (A-1E) - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $94.50, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2022 09:21)on May 28, 2022 at 9:24 pm
DAVID BOWIE Station To Station (1976 UK first press 6-track LP on the orange RCA label with the hand scratched 'A-1E' matrix in the run-out, only six songs but every one a winner, stylistically featuring elements of the 'plastic soul' of Young Americans mixed with the more European sounding records that would come next. Comes housed in the original 'Garrodprint' picture sleeve complete with tracklist insert. The sleeve remains a nice off white & grades a strong Excellent, along with the vinyl & insert - Essential Bowie! APL1-1327)
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