1 oz Bond of the 1970s Gold Coin | 2024

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1 oz Bond of the 1970s gold coin | 2024

Do you recognise the Lotus Esprit S1, known as ‘Wet Nellie’, from the classic Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”? This exclusive 1 oz gold coin, issued by the Royal Mint, celebrates the iconic Bond films of the 1970s.

The Bond films of the 1970s, including classics such as ‘Live And Let Die’, ‘Diamonds are Forever’ and ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, are known for their blend of suspense, style and charming action. This coin pays homage to this legendary era and in particular to the iconic Lotus Esprit S1 that James Bond drove in “The Spy Who Loved Me”. “The Spy Who Loved Me” was released in cinemas in 1977.

In “The Spy Who Loved Me”, British secret agent 007, played by Roger Moore, is sent on a dangerous mission. In this adventure, Bond works with Soviet agent Anya Amasova to investigate the disappearance of British and Soviet nuclear submarines. Their investigation leads them to Karl Stromberg, a megalomaniac billionaire who plans to build a new civilisation under the sea and destroy the world in the process. Bond and Amasova must thwart Stromberg’s plans and save the world from nuclear catastrophe while battling Stromberg’s henchmen, including the fearsome Biter. The film features the spectacular action sequences and exotic locations that are trademarks of the Bond series.

The Lotus Esprit S1, which is used in “The Spy Who Loved Me”, is one of the most unforgettable vehicles in Bond history. Equipped with a variety of gadgets, including a rocket launcher and underwater capabilities, it made one of the most spectacular car chases in film history possible. This scene, in which the esprit effortlessly transitions from the road to the water, epitomises the ingenuity and technical sophistication that have made James Bond a timeless icon. ‘Wet Nellie’ is not just a car, but a symbol of the legendary secret agent’s innovative and exciting adventures.

The Obverse

The design side of this gold coin features a film-accurate depiction of the legendary Lotus Esprit S1, affectionately known to Bond fans as the ‘Wet Nellie’. The detailed design perfectly captures the essence of this iconic vehicle. Surrounding the design are the words ‘BOND OF THE 1970s’, ‘1 OZ’, ‘FINE GOLD’, ‘999.9’ and the year of issue ‘2024’. This coin is a licensed product that was produced in collaboration with EON Productions Ltd and Danjaq.

A special feature of the design side of this coin is the depiction of various film titles from the 1970s, including “Live And Let Die”, “Diamonds are Forever” and “The Man With The Golden Gun”, in the finest micro lettering. This detail is not only a design element, but also a security feature.

The Reverse

The value side shows the well-known likeness of King Charles III, who has reigned since 2022, designed by British sculptor Martin Jennings and personally authorised by the King. His Majesty is looking to the left, unlike his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who always looked to the right. The border bears the letters “CHARLES III – D – G – REX – F – D” and the face value of the coin “100 POUNDS”. The letters “D – G – REX – F – D” translate into German as “King by the grace of God, defender of the faith”.

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Gewicht 31,1035 kg

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