Bruce Lee changed the face of martial arts and the portrayal of Asian characters in Western films immediately upon arriving in the film industry. His stunning physique, mild temperament, and martial arts skill helped alter the landscape in Hollywood at a time when films featuring martial arts were not looked upon seriously outside of America. In honor of the 75th anniversary of his birth, the Perth Mint released the 2015 ¼ oz Gold 75th Anniversary of Bruce Lee Proof Coin, available now on Silver.com.
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins worldwide!
- Ships in custom Perth Mint box and display case.
- Consists of one-quarter ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 considered legal tender.
- Honors 75th anniversary of Lee’s birth in 1940.
- Available in a brilliant proof finish.
Lee was born in San Francisco, California, but raised by his Chinese parents in the city of Kowloon. His mother was a famous singer and performer in China, and his father was involved in cinema. At the age of 18, Lee moved back to the United States for higher education.
When he returned to the country, Lee worked as a martial arts instructor during his school years. Shortly after graduation, he revived an acting career that started when he was a child. Though he lived a short life in the world of cinema, Lee helped change the way Asian characters were portrayed in film, and infused themes of Chinese nationalism in his films.
On the reverse side of the coin is the image of Bruce Lee as he performs an aerial martial arts maneuver. The coin’s engravings are simplistic and read “Bruce Lee,” “75th Anniversary,” and feature the years “1940-2015” along the bottom.
The obverse side bears the standard image of Queen Elizabeth II as used on all commemorative coins struck by Australia’s Perth Mint. Her right-profile portrait is surrounded by engravings that include her name, the face value of the coin, and the nation of issue.
Located in the state of Western Australia, Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility on the continent. Over the course of more than a century in operation, the Perth Mint has established a reputation for high quality designs and impressive purity levels in all of its coins and bars.
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