Released in 1985, the Robert Zemeckis directed time-travel comedy ‘Back to the Future’, was a huge critical and commercial success, spawning two sequels. The combination of a top-notch script, first-class direction and perfect casting (headlined by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd), led to the movie franchise remaining one of the most popular to this day.
With movie and other media focused coins remaining popular, we’re not surprised to see Back to the Future return to coins after a visit by the Perth Mint back in 2015. This one is a little more unusual than most, at least on the presentation front. The coin is a one-ounce proof with colouring on the reverse face. A depiction of the iconic De Lorean heading back in time takes pride of place, with the franchise logo at the top, and the old-style digital time display at the bottom. A far better looking coin than the 2015 issue, in our opinion.
The coin does share a quirk with the Perth Mint’s old version – unusual custom presentation. The 2015 coin came in a small model De Lorean, but this one is presented in a replica of the power system that Doc picked up in the future, Mr Fusion. The lid lifts up to reveal the coin in a neat holder. We’re sure that fans will get a kick out of it and it’s an inventive choice that lovers of the movie will appreciate.
The mintage is far lower on this one as well. Capped at 2,020 instead of 7,500, it seems that The Coin Company have chosen a sensible limit given the heated competition in the movie coin market at present. There’s very little in the way of new issues for this superb trilogy of movies, so we’re fortunate that fans of Doc and Marty will find much to like here. Available to order from today, It’s being distributed, and is for sale from Direct Coins in Australia, along with all the usual dealers of movie coins around the world.