2021 Annual Coin Sets

David Bowie Coins – Music Legends

David Bowie coins are the third release in the Royal Mint Music Legends series following the Queen coins and Elton John coins.

Available from 9 am on the 7th December 2020, these coins are being issued in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof, and Gold Proof limited editions.

David Bowie Brilliant Uncirculated Coins

David Bowie Coins
David Bowie Coins

The Brilliant Uncirculated edition is available with four different edition slipcase covers, some exclusively available from The Royal Mint with three of the designs having a Limited Edition of 15,000 coins for each design. A fitting tribute to the career of one of British music’s most enduring icons.

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Davie Bowie Silver Coins

David Bowie Silver Proof Coins
David Bowie Silver Proof Coins

Four Proof .999 fine Silver Coins are available, which feature edge lettering reading THE STARS ARE NEVER FAR AWAY. The two-ounce and five-ounce silver proof coins feature a high relief “stardust” finish on the thunderbolt element of the coin design.

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ProductDescriptionLimited Edition PresentationMaximum Coin Mintage
UK20DBHSHalf-Ounce Silver Proof Coin12,50013,500
UK20DB1SOne-Ounce Silver Proof Coin8,0008,100
UK20DB2STwo-Ounce Silver Proof Coin 550
UK20DB5SFive-Ounce Silver Proof Coin 500

Davie Bowie Gold Coins

David Bowie Gold Coins
David Bowie Gold Coins

The two-ounce, five-ounce and, kilogram gold coins each feature a high relief “stardust” finish on the thunderbolt element of the coin design.

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ProductDescriptionLimited Edition PresentationMaximum Coin Mintage
UK20DBQGQuarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin1,3001,400
UK20DB1GOne-Ounce Gold Proof Coin * sold out on day of release350400
UK20DB2GTwo-Ounce Gold Proof Coin Premium Exclusive 100
UK20DB5GFive-Ounce Gold Proof Coin 60
UK20DB1KOne-Kilo Gold Proof 11

David Bowie coins are for coin collectors and will not be entering UK coin circulation.

Celebrating a Starman, David Bowie was a star who seemingly fell to earth. The third coin in the exciting Music Legends collection celebrates his remarkable legacy.

Treasure a master of rock ‘n’ roll reinvention, whose experiments in sound and style transcended generations.

David Bowie

David Bowie was born the UK in January 1947 and officially named David Robert Jones. Known professionally as “David Bowie” he renamed himself after the 19th-century American pioneer James Bowie and the knife he had popularised as it “cuts both ways”.

Sadly, David Bowie died from liver cancer in New York on the 10th January 2016 two days after his 69th birthday and the release of the album Blackstar.

A British singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bowie was a self-described “pop star” and glam rock legend.

During his fifty-year career, he was the creator of music genres and alter-egos (Ziggy Stardust), opener of debates on sexuality and politics, and a highly intelligent entrepreneur, the artist more than deserves his place in the Hall of Fame.

Bowie has sold over 100 million records.

  • 5 UK Number 1s
  • 25 UK Top 10s
  • 63 UK Top 40s
  • 13 Weeks at Number 1
  • 103 Weeks in Top 10
  • 344 Weeks in Top 40

David Bowie Number One Songs

  • Space Oddity
    • Originally released in 1969 but was re-released in 1975 and stayed at number one for two weeks.
  • Ashes to Ashes
    • Five years later in 1980 – and it saw the return of his alter ego, Major Tom, from Space Oddity.
  • Under Pressure
    • His glam rock collaboration with Queen in 1981 was a match made in heaven; becoming the group’s second UK number one, and Bowie’s third.
  • Let’s Dance
    • This dance anthem from in 1983, was his fourth number one; and its popularity stood the test of time – it has since been sampled by Puff Daddy and Craig David.
  • Dancing in the Streets
    • Bowie’s final UK number one was a cover of Martha & The Vandellas classic Dancing in the Streets alongside rock star Mick Jagger. The charity single raised money for LiveAid 1985 and spent four weeks at the top of the UK charts.

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