The Royal Mint unveils new David Bowie coin

One was even launched into space…

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The Royal Mint has unveiled a new David Bowie coin, as part of its Music Legends series. Bowie is the third musical act to be commemorated in such a way, after Queen and Elton John.

The coin features an image of Berlin-era Bowie, adorned with an Aladdin Sane lightning bolt.

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The regular uncirculated £5 coin comes in four different editions. There are also limited silver and gold editions, with the 1oz gold coin retailing at £2,425.

Naturally, The Royal Mint launched the coin by sending one into space:

You can see plenty more dazzling David Bowie images in Uncut’s pair of special edition magazines, Ultimate Record Collection: David Bowie, available here.

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