The coin also doubles up as a commemoration of 40 years since the band’s final album, ‘Synchronicity’ debuted. It’s often considered their best album, but they’re all so good that personal taste means any of the five albums could justifiably hold that title. As a result, the designer, Heena Glover, has imparted the one-ounce silver coin, the most numerous variant, with the same three colours that were washed over the original album cover. However, the colour is missing from every other precious metal version, leaving us with three angled bands of frosting.
As I said, I love this band, but I have to say, the design doesn’t evoke them to me. Maybe I’m missing something, but if it didn’t have the band’s name on it, I’d have been stumped. I’m sure some of you will get it, and think I’m an idiot, but there it is, The one-ounce silver coin benefits from having ‘EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE’ inscribed on the coin edge, which along with the colour, will make it the one to get for most people. Fortunately, the 6,000 mintage, well up from the Dame Shirley Bassey coin, should satisfy demand.
The silver is back up to three variants, with gold sticking to the same three sizes as before. Mintages across the board are back up. All come boxed, with a Certificate of Authenticity, and a themed shipper. The base-metal, brilliant uncirculated variant with an unlimited mintage returns, for £14.50, along with the Royal Mint exclusive coloured logo variant for an extra £9, sporting a mintage cap of 7,500 pieces. All available at 9 am UK-time today.