You have to feel sorry for Daniel Craig and the Bond movie team. Due to premiere in April 2020, everyone’s most hated virus soon put the brakes on the release of the 25th movie, ‘No Time To Die’. At the time of writing, the new release date of November was again kiboshed, so we’ve got to wait until April 2021 to get to see it. Fortunately, Bond has seen considerably more activity in the numismatic world, with a series of issues from the Perth Mint, and a fine range from the Royal Mint as well.
The latest is a new series of five issues from the Perth Mint, depicting the Craig-era movies, and we like them a lot. Silver foils have been considerably quieter this year than in 2019, when releases came thick and fast. That’s a shame, as the format has many benefits when it comes to certain genres, and the movie poster is one of them. These foils are in the smaller five-gram format that was popularised by others like the New Zealand Mint, CIT and MDM. That makes them big enough to look great on a shelf, yet cheap enough to be eminently affordable. It’s a very coherent and classic set, and with 007 a perennial favourite, a well timed release.
Nobody would say these are ambitious pieces. The artwork is already done and well known, but the movie memorabilia market is huge. The thing about movie posters, is that they’re also huge, so having a high-quality and distinctive miniature replica like these is hugely appealing. Each is sealed in acrylic and has a box that makes display easy, as you can see below.All are limited to just 1,000 pieces each.