The latest release of the Silver British Music Legends Series at the Royal Mint of England depicts singer David Bowie. He launched his musical career in 1962 and was active right up until his death in 2016 from liver cancer. Now, 2020 1/2 oz Proof Silver British Music Legends David Bowie Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in clear, acrylic cases with a colorized backing and a Certificate of Authenticity booklet!
- Third issue in the Silver British Music Legends Series!
- Mintage limited to 12,500 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 1 Pound sterling (GBP) by Britain.
- The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the image of David Bowie.
- Created by Jody Clark.
- Proof coins.
David Bowie was born in Brixton, South London in January 1947. At a young age, he showcased an interest in music and began pursuing a career as a professional musician in 1962. Prior to embarking on his musical career, Bowie had studied art, music, and design. He was active throughout the 1960s, but made his biggest splash in the 1970s.
Over the course of his career, Bowie sold more than 100 million copies of his records. In the United Kingdom alone, his records earned 10 platinum certifications, 11 gold certifications, and eight silver certifications. A total of 11 of his albums were number-one best-sellers in the UK. All his accolades at home were the tip of the iceberg, with his albums earning more honors in the US with five platinum and nine gold certifications.
The obverse of the 2020 1/2 oz Proof Silver British Music Legends David Bowie Coins from the Royal Mint features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. This impressive piece from the Crown Jewels has more than 1,300 diamonds in its setting.
On the reverse field of 2020 Proof Silver British David Bowie Coins is an image of the singer-songwriter. He is shown in this portrait from the period of his life spent living and working in Berlin. The background has a lightning bolt flashing through and stars in the upper-left field.
These 2020 1/2 oz Proof Silver British Music Legends David Bowie Coins are housed inside of individual acrylic block displays with a clear cover and stylized background designs of stars. An included Certificate of Authenticity booklet comes with details on the coin release, as well as a background story on the life and career of David Bowie.
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