The Perth Mint has unveiled the new James Bond 1oz Silver Minted Mini Coin, the first in a series of 007 precious chibi character coins.

The coin, struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, is part of a series of 2,500 coins, and is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

The Minted Minis are inspired by Japanese chibi, a term used to describe a specific style of caricature where characters are drawn in an exaggerated way, with inspiration taken from Japanese anime.

The reverse of the character-shaped coin portrays a stylised colour representation of James Bond in his iconic white dinner jacket with a vodka martini and red carnation. The obverse of the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign ‘1952-2022’, as well as the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination and 2023 year date.

Each coin is presented in a clear acrylic case, allowing both sides of the coin to be displayed standing up, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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