‘We all live in a yellow submarine shaped coin’. The Crown Mint debuts its homage to the iconic Beatles song and film

When the conversation turns to a discussion on favourite bands, it’s fair to say The Beatles will be at, or near, the top of the list for many. From their roots in 1960s Liverpool, to being regarded as the most influential band of all time, The Beatles wide, and often eclectic, musical style has earned them legions of fans around the globe, and legendary status for Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

As well as music, they also dabbled in the movies, and between 1964 and 1970, starred in five major films. The fourth of them, Yellow Submarine, is probably the most iconic of them all, despite being animated, and despite their characters being voiced by actors. Its trippy style was a huge hit, and the film has been credited with saving the idea of feature-length motion pictures.

The soundtrack to the film was also hugely popular, the Lennon-McCartney penned title track, with lead vocals by Ringo Starr, considered one of their greatest tracks, so what better way to kick off a new range of Beatles coins than this super-iconic hit.

The star of the movie was that yellow submarine, drawn in a style straight out of sixties psychedelia, so we’re not surprised that regular producer of shaped coins, the Crown Mint, has chosen that submarine for its first issue.

They’ve done an awesome job. The coin is a perfect celebration of the song, and the film, one that Beatles lovers will instantly take a shine to, we’re certain. Fully coloured, beautifully presented, and relatively affordable (it’s 1 oz), this officially licenced coin has popularity written all over it.

There’s more to come, including designs featuring the evil, music-hating Blue Meanies from the same film, and the Beatles themselves, The range will also expand to include gold coins (1 oz & 12 gram), and 10 gram silver – the possibilities for this licence are endless. A fine debut for Beatles fans.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION £5 UKP (Gibraltar)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 60.0 x 35.0 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Shaped, Coloured
MINTAGE 4,000
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes
CROWN MINT