This is the 2021 David Bowie Coin. The Privy Council have released the proclamation that The Royal Mint intend to release a 2021 dated David Bowie coin.
The coin will have a face value of £2 and be struck from 999 fine silver. The design will show a depiction of David Bowie and the inscription “BOWIE”.
We will update this page when we have further information.
Bowie is undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians in modern history. Known for his creative style and innovative and constantly evolving music, as well as his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.
Born David Robert Jones in 1947, Bowie started playing the saxaphone at an early age and showed an interest in modern jazz. For his early perfromances he used the stage name Davie (or Davy) Jones, but changed it to avoid confusion with the actor Davy Jones, who had found success with The Monkees. Bowie chose to name himself after the Bowie knife as 'it cuts both ways'.
Bowie has sold over 100 million records. Some of his best known works include Heroes, Life on Mars, Let's Dance, Changes and his collaboration with Queen on the song Under Pressure. He was also an accomplished actor, with performances in The Prestige, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Snowman, Zoolander, Extras and 80's cult classic, Labyrinth.
We first heard about the coin after the Privy Council published information about it. The Privy Council is made up of senior politicians who advise the Queen on such matters as bank holidays, coinage and lively company statuses. The Royal Mint have to submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval and that information is then announced on the Privy Council website.
The Privy Council announcement states that the coin will feature:
"a depiction of David Bowie and the inscription BOWIE. The coin shall have a plain edge and in incuse letters the inscription THE STARS ARE NEVER FAR AWAY"
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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