The Royal Mint’s seven-issue celebratory journey through six decades of James Bond continues with the 2000s, and Die Another Day

The fifth release in the Royal Mint’s seven-issue romp through the James Bond movies launches today, and features the 2000s. Each of the seven issues showcases one of the most memorable vehicles from each decade the films have been in production, starting in the 1960s, and running up to the 2020s. We covered the 60s, the Lotus Esprit 70s issues, and the 80s/90s pair in earlier articles.

This time around we get another Pierce Brosnan film, Die Another Day, an altogether forgettable entrant in the franchise, widely mocked for its blatant product placement. It’s a shame the range wasn’t juggled around a little to get a Timothy Dalton inspired coin in it, but that’s the way the decades roll, I guess. The hovercraft, an Osprey 5, starred in a decent scene, and it’s an unusual vehicle, so a good choice in light of being one of seven designs. The names of the films released in the 2000s are repeatedly inscribed in the background field.

The usual range of three gold, and three silver coins are present, with gold in two, one, and quarter ounce variants, and silver in five, two, and one ounce. All are boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity in the usual Royal Mint style, and all are available to order now. Even the cheapest version is now over £100, but you can pick up a base-metal brilliant-uncirculated offering for £15.50. We’ll add this to our in-progress Thematic Guide to 007 coins – another one we underestimated the number of coins in…

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH TOTAL MINTAGE
£200 UKP 62.42 g of 0.9999 gold 40.0 mm Proof 81
£100 UKP 31.21 g of 0.9999 gold 32.69 mm Proof 260
£25 UKP 7.80 g of 0.9999 gold 22.0 mm Proof 660
£10 UKP 156.3 g of 0.999 silver 65.0 mm Proof 356
£5 UKP 62.86 g of 0.999 silver 40.0 mm Proof 756
£2 UKP 31.21 g of 0.999 silver 38.61 mm Proof 4,007