LONDON • Britain's Royal Mint on Monday unveiled a 7kg gold coin with the highest face value in its 1,100-year history in honour of the latest James Bond film.
The one-of-a-kind new coin celebrating the release next month of the 25th movie in the legendary franchise, No Time To Die, has a face value of £7,000 (S$12,460).
At 185mm in diameter, it is also the largest coin ever made by the Royal Mint, Britain's official coin-maker.
The piece is engraved with an image of the fictional British spy's favourite car – an Aston Martin DB5 – and its famous BMT 216A number plate surrounded by a gun barrel.
It is part of a collection of several coins and metal bars launched to mark the release of No Time To Die, which premieres in London later this month.
The ensemble includes gold coins weighing 141g, 1kg and 2kg – with face values ranging from £10 to £2,000 – a number of silver coins and ones made of other materials.
The mint did not release the price tag for the 7kg gold piece, but the recommended retail price of the 2kg coin is an eye-watering £129,990.
Meanwhile, the metal bars, which will be available in gold and silver, are set to have all of the 25 official James Bond film titles engraved on them.
"The design series focuses on iconic imagery from the Bond films," designers Christian Davies and Matt Dent said in a statement.
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