2023 James Bond Legacy Series '3rd Issue' 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Timothy Dalton was the fourth actor to play fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond on the big screen. Dalton’s career began in English repertory theatre before he moved to television and in 1968 he made his first film. Cementing his reputation in all three mediums over the ensuing decade, the actor’s output included several stage productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Dalton’s preference for gritty realism saw Bond’s cinema persona become more nuanced, aligning with what he said was Fleming’s “man of contradictions and opposites”.
The actor’s darker, more cold-hearted interpretation culminated in 1989’s Licence To Kill, which saw Bond defy spy agency MI5 to settle a personal vendetta. Dalton’s tenure was brief but pivotal, leaving 007 to enter the millennium’s final decade as a serious action hero.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the James Bond Legacy Series – 3rd Issue 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin.
The coin’s reverse a black and white image of Timothy Dalton in a classic Bond pose. The design includes the franchise’s iconic 007 gun barrel logo with inscriptions of Timothy Dalton’s two film titles. The obverse of the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign ‘1952-2022’, as well as the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination and 2023 year-date.
Each coin is presented in a 007 branded case within a themed shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity