DIAMONDS are forever, but this new James Bond coin also promises to be a Spectre-acular investment.
It is the first in a range of seven coins unveiled by the Royal Mint to celebrate six decades of 007 and features Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice.
Each design will feature a Bond scene from a different decade and will be available in gold or silver.
Prices start from £14.50.
The Royal Mint’s Rebecca Morgan said: “We hope 007 enthusiasts find a special place for these limited-edition coins in their collections.”
Sean Connery first caught the attention of American producer Cubby Broccoli in the early 1960s.
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Broccoli had the rights to Ian Fleming’s Bond character and even though the writer didn’t think Connery was sophisticated enough to play an English Commander, the relatively unknown Scotsman won the role.
Made for just £1million, Dr No was a massive hit in 1962 and Connery enjoyed the initial success.
Connery hated all the attention which came with being the world’s most famous undercover agent.
People would say ‘there’s James Bond’ as he wandered down the street and he wanted to be known for being Sean Connery.
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Fed up with the “whole Bond thing’ he quit twice, first while making You Only Live Twice in 1967 and then after making Never Say Never Again in 1983.
His final outing as 007 was so troubled he refused to make a film for two years.