Money & Banking
Royal Mint unveils the most expensive coin ever
The Royal Mint has revealed a new gold coin as part of its new James Bond collection that is a one-of-a-kind collector’s item.
The seven-kilo gold coin has a face value of £7,000 ($A$13,655) and features an engraving of an Aston Martin DB5 with its famous BMT 216A licence plate surrounded by a gun barrel.
Currently, there has been no indication on the retail price of the coin but those interested are being advised to call the mint to discuss.
The coin is the largest coin with the highest face value the Royal Mint has ever produced in its 1100 year history.
The item is part of a coin and gold bar collection which launched before the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, with Daniel Craig playing the iconic Brit for the last time.
The collection also has a smaller two-kilo gold coin, with a value of £2,000 ($A3901) but has a recommended retail price of £129,990 ($A253,577).
The collection is available to buy from mid-March and also includes three smaller coin designs in gold and silver.
The smaller coins are part of a set and when put together reveal the famous 007 motif and feature famous cars from the Bond films including the Aston Martin DB5 and the submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me.
According to the Royal Mint, there are 15,017 of the £1 ($A1.95) James Bond coins, while 8,517 of the £2 ($3.90) pieces have been minted.
The £1 ($A1.95) are priced at £65 ($A126.80) while the £2 ($A3.90) has a retail price of £88 ($A171.67).
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