Unboxing the ONLY Bowie coin that includes TWO special features…

In today’s unboxing video I take a closer look at the Limited edition David Bowie 1oz Silver Coin.

It really is the stand out coin from the 2020 Bowie range, as it’s the only specification to include TWO special features!

Want to know what they are? Of course you do!

If you’re interested….

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  1. Ms Joanne Beard on March 17, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you for all you help. Its reassuring to be able to ask and receive help when I have enquires about my collection. Thanks again

  2. Joanne Beard on January 15, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Loved this £5 coin so bought it in silver, but on the back of the silver one it says it’s a £2 coin. Why is that?
    Also with other silver £5 coins like the Queen Ann where do you find the silver stamp, so you can tell it apart from an ordinary £5 coin.

    • Adam Turnbull on January 18, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      Hi Joanne, very good question and not a quick one to answer i’m afraid! The David Bowie Silver Coin is struck from 1oz .999 Silver, so it is actually a different specification to a £5 Silver Coin, which is struck from 28.28g of Sterling Silver. Coins with different specifications have different denominations, and not every coin in the same coin range will be the same denomination. Coins struck with a 1oz .999 precious metal specification have historically had the £2 denomination. It is actually the state that decides the denomination of each coin that is released, and this is confirmed via Royal Proclamation. If you’re interested you can see the proclamation for the David Bowie coin range here: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3649933
      Don’t forget that with all of the coins we sell you’ll be able to see their denomination in the specifications at the bottom of the product page 🙂 I hope that helps?

      • Ms Joanne Beard on March 15, 2021 at 3:04 pm

        I thought of collecting Silver £5 coins, but find it very confusing with the different denominations. I’ve recently discovered silver £20 coins. I think I may be better sticking to the ordinary £5 coins. I have a supposed silver queen Ann £5 and don’t know what the difference is to the ordinary £5 coin apart from the packaging it arrived in. Very confused. Is there an index of silver commemorative £5 coins so I can find out how to tell them apart. I really think they should be stamped with a silver mark for ease.

      • Adam Turnbull on March 17, 2021 at 2:51 pm

        Hi Joanne, thanks for the comment 🙂 The main difference between a regular £5 and a silver £5 is the finish that the coin’s struck to. Silver £5 are typically struck to a Proof finish, which makes them the ultimate collectors’ piece as a Proof finish is the highest grade of finish found on collectable coins. They are produced using a specially prepared die which strikes the coin several times to create a high quality frosted and mirrored finish and enhanced definition. This, along with the precious metal content, is what makes them so collectable and sought-after amongst collectors. In comparison, regular £5 coins are typically struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which means it has been specially struck and carefully handled to avoid the scratches and chips of normal circulation coins, but there’s no guarantee it is flawless and the design often less defined. You should therefore be able to tell silver and regular £5 coins apart based on their finish and the crispness of the design. Unfortunately there is no index available to show the difference between coins within a range, but you can take a look at The Royal Mint’s mintage figures that confirms which specification each coin has been issued in. The coins are listed by year here: https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/mintage-figures/
        Hope that helps?

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