David Bowie has been a trendsetter in music over several decades and even after his death he remains an inspiration to artists around the world. This is why the musician has found his way onto The Royal Mint coins as part of a pop culture series for numismatists and… ardent fans of good sound.
“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, “Low” or “Station to Station” are just some of the many outstanding albums by David Bowie, who, from his debut in 1967 to his death in 2016, remained at the forefront of the most revered, innovative and influential musicians. Art Rock? Glam Rock? New Wave? Iconic musicians elude simple pigeonholing.
The Royal Mint, a mint known for its rather traditional approach to coinage, also breaks the mould. The Music Legends series, meanwhile, proves the versatility and mastery of the UK’s engravers with its themes and execution.
Special features of the coin:
- 1 ounce silver coin
- Another variant in the series featuring David Bowie
- Only 8,000 copies of this version
- Colour reference to Bowie’s colour scheme
- A collector’s set ideal as a gift for a fan