The much loved Robert Zemeckis time-travel comedy ‘Back to the Future’ has spawned a small number of commemorative coins over the last few years, starting with a 30th anniversary range of issues from the Perth Mint in 2015. It wasn’t until March this year that The Coin Company came back with a neat coloured silver coin, fairly standard in nature, but with some custom packaging that raised it into something fans would have loved. That one was themed around the iconic De Lorean car.
This one continues the theme, but focuses even tighter on a single element of it, the famous OUTATIME number plate. One of those items inextricably linked to a movie, the plate is perfectly reproduced in miniature on this two-ounce fine silver coin. It’s a design aimed at a knowledagble fanbase, rather than the general collector, and we’re all for that. We cover popular culture coins here quite extensively, because we believe they’re a gateway to draw new collectors into the hobby.
This rectangular coin features colour on the reverse to complete the effect,but we particularly like what they’ve done with the obverse, cleverly replicating the reversed imprint of a genuine stamped plate. A small touch, but one that will pay dividends if displayed in the superb free-standing frame the coin comes in, which itself is heavily themed.
A themed shipper box and a Certificate of Authenticity round out the package, which is available now. The mintage of this one seems to be pretty tight for the genre at 750 pieces. It should ship later this month and retails around the $279 AUD mark. An issue available from Direct Coins in Australia.