The 2023 Dame Shirley Bassey 1oz silver proof coins pay homage to the iconic British singer, who is renowned for her unforgettable performances of the theme songs for various James Bond films. It continues the ongoing Music Legends series from The Royal Mint.
Rising from humble beginnings, Dame Shirley Bassey has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique voice and glamorous style. In celebration of her remarkable 70-year career, these coins have been struck in the land where the superstar was born. The design, by Sue Aperghis, captures the essence of Dame Shirley Bassey's extraordinary showmanship as well as her long history as the soundtrack of James bond. The songs ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Moonraker’ and ‘Diamonds are forever’ are featured in the design along with the dragon of Wales.
Each coin is struck in 999 fine silver to proof quality, and has the figure of Dame Shirley highlighted in gold creating a stunning contrast that enhances the overall aesthetic appeal. They are provided in an official Royal Mint Box and include a fascinating booklet on the stars life and music. It is worth noting that these coins have been designed and made with the support and involvement of Dame Shirley Bassey herself, adding a personal touch that elevates their significance. The limited mintage of only 2,500 coins also adds to their collectability.
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