02 March 2021
A new coin issued on behalf of the government of Tuvalu has been issued to celebrate the life of Sean Connery, the first actor to play fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond on the big screen.
The Tuvalu legal tender $1 coin is 99.99% pure silver and has a limited mintage of 5,000.
The coin’s design features a black and white image of the much-loved actor in a classic Bond pose.
Also included is the franchise’s iconic 007 gun logo and logos of the star’s Bond movies released between 1962 and 1971:
- Dr. No
- From Russia with Love
- You Only Live Twice
- Diamonds are Forever
Each coin is presented in a 007 branded case within a themed shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Chosen for the role by producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, who acquired the rights to Ian Fleming’s Bond novels in 1961, his powerful portrayal in Dr. No immediately established the charismatic operative also known as 007 as one of cinema’s most recognisable characters.
Followed by five other actors, who each brought their own unique perspective to the character, this coin celebrates Connery as the first, and for many fans, the quintessential Bond.
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