David Bowie has been launched into area (Image: PA, Rex)
The Royal Mint has launched a collection of David Bowie cash, with the Starman’s metallic likeness being launched into area to have a good time.
Starman by identify, Starman by nature.
As a part of its ‘music legends’ assortment, one of many cash, a one ounce silver proof coin celebrating the Life On Mars? singer, was launched into area this week and orbited the Earth’s environment for 45 minutes.
It safely descended to terra firma and is now being supplied as a prize by way of the Royal Mint’s Fb web page, ought to any Bowie followers be eager on getting their palms on an actual Area Oddity.
The most recent coin celebrates legend Bowie with a design impressed by a picture from his time spent dwelling and recording in Berlin, and consists of the enduring lightning bolt motif from Aladdin Sane.
Utilizing revolutionary expertise and manufacturing methods, the lightning bolt that options on a number of of the particular version cash seems laced with stardust, to create a glitter impact.
There’s additionally a gold model (Image: PA)
Simply have a look at the fantastic factor hovering majestically by the environment (Image: PA)
Whereas the winner of the Bowie area coin will finally be chosen at random, followers can even purchase the cash from the Royal Mint’s web site.
Certain costs begin at £13 for a superb uncirculated £5 coin, however for the extra hardcore Bowie lovers amongst us you may splash out £72,195 for a UK kilo gold coin in a denomination of £1,000.
Prepared for its close-up? (Image: PA)
A most of 11 of the £72,195 gold cash shall be minted, so that you greatest act quick.
If you would like one thing extravagant however, like, not ‘out of this world’ a 5 ounce Bowie gold coin can be out there for £11,815, in a most mintage of 60 cash.
Bowie has channeled area his entire profession after he launched his iconic track Area Oddity 5 days forward of the Apollo 11 launch in July 1969.
The icon died in 2016 (Image: Erik Pendzich/REX)
The pioneering and influential singer died in 2016 following a battle with most cancers.
The David Bowie commemorative coin is the third within the collection and follows cash in honour of Queen and Sir Elton John.
Clare Maclennan, divisional director of commemorative coin on the Royal Mint, stated: ‘We’re thrilled to unveil the third coin within the Royal Mint’s music legends collection, honouring the intergalactic legacy and profession of David Bowie.
‘In recognition of Bowie’s first hit single Area Oddity, we felt it was becoming to ship his coin into area and have a good time the Starman in his personal pioneering trend.
‘David Bowie’s music has impressed and influenced generations of musicians and we hope this commemorative coin shall be cherished by followers around the globe.’
Floor management to Main Tom, we have now to get our mitts on a kind of cash, stat!