£175k collectible James Bond coin made of solid gold will be raffled off at just £5 a ticket to celebrate the release of No Time to Die
- The ultra-rate coin will be raffled off by Britannia Coin Company in Wiltshire
- An Aston Martin DB5, the fictional spy’s vehicle, is on the coin’s face
- It is one of only seven coins minted and weighs in at a hefty two kilograms
- Owner John White says coin is ‘accessible’ to punters with raffle tickets at just £5
A solid gold James Bond collectible coin – valued at £175k and one of just a handful in the world – is being raffled off for just a fiver per ticket.
The super-rare collector’s piece is being raffled off by Britannia Coin Company in Royal Wootton Basset, Wiltshire, to celebrate the release of Bond film, No Time To Die.
The stunning piece of 007 history was one of just seven to be hand-crafted in 2020 by the Royal Mint and comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as a custom Globe-Trotter attaché case.
The ultra-rare Bond coin (pictured) shows the fictional spy’s Aston Martin DB5 with its iconic number plate BMT 216A
With a diameter of 15cm and a weight of two kilograms, the coin is one of the largest ever struck by The Royal Mint
Britannia Coin Company director Jon White (pictured with the coin) said the coin is ‘only one of the seven coins still in the UK’
Given its value of £175,000 and the raffle ticket price of just £5, Mr White will have to sell at least 35,000 tickets to cover the face value of the coin (pictured)
The gold coin, weighing two kilograms and 15cm across, is worth £175,000 but is being raffled off for just £5 a ticket – with Bond-lovers and collectors alike already snapping up tickets to be in with a shout.
Britannia Coin Company owner Jon White said: ‘We believe this is the only one of the seven coins still in the UK, so it’s very special.
‘At the time of purchase, the latest Bond film was in production so we’ve been waiting for the right moment.
‘It would have been daft of us to launch the raffle any other time than the release of No Time To Die.
‘I’m a massive Bond fan…who isn’t?
‘But this is an incredible opportunity for anyone who likes rare coins – and by selling the tickets for £5 each, we have made it accessible to as many people as possible.’
Britannia Coin Company director Jon White (pictured with the coin) said he priced the raffle at an accessible £5 a ticket to give as many punters a chance as possible of taking home to grand prize
Jon, 50, planned to raffle off the coin when he first bought it over a year ago after first launching the Britannia Coin Company.
But after No Time To Die was postponed several times due to the pandemic, he decided to wait and kickstart the raffle alongside the film’s long-awaited release.
The coin, which is worth around £175,000 having risen by more than £15,000 since Jon purchased it a year ago, bears iconic 007 imagery.
It shows the iconic fictional spy’s famous Aston Martin DB5 with its BMT 216A number plate, as well as the iconic 007 logo below.
It is one of the largest coins ever struck by The Royal Mint, measuring 15cm in diameter.
Jon said: ‘People were saying I should charge £50 per ticket because the coin is so rare and valuable but I wanted to make it accessible to as many people as possible.’
The raffle winner will be drawn in May 2022, on a livestream where it will be revealed the lucky winner of the rare 007 collectible.
Jon, an experienced coin and precious metal collector, has also pledged to donate 10% of the proceeds to charity to ‘do a bit of good’ in the process.
Since tickets became available last week more than 1,000 have already been snapped up by people desperate to get their hands on the rare item.
The two-kilo coin is currently in secure storage at a secret location.
To find out more visit britanniacoincompany.com/james-bond-2-kilo-gold-coin-raffle.