The Royal Mint has just launched a David Bowie themed coin to commemorate the late singer – but it wouldn’t have done the artist justice if they merely revealed the coin to the public, so they literally launched it into space!
Paying homage to Bowie’s space-themed music, ranging from his break-out hit Space Oddity, up to his last album Blackstar, sending the coin to space is basically a no-brainer!
Bowie is the third artist who has been honoured with a custom coin, joining the ranks of Queen and Elton John. The coin screams Bowie, featuring his iconic lightning bolt created using “the latest innovative technology and manufacturing techniques”, as well as an image of the singer in his early days.
The importance of this coin is best explained by Clare Maclennan, who works for the mint, as she told BBC News: “In recognition of Bowie’s first hit single Space Oddity, we felt it was fitting to send his coin into space and celebrate the Starman in his own pioneering fashion.”
David Bowie’s music has without a doubt inspired and influenced generations of musicians, and we hope this commemorative coin will be cherished by fans around the world!
The coin serves to commemorate Bowie, who passed away in 2016, and after spending 45 minutes in space, the coin is being used as a competition prize.
This coin wasn’t the only one produced of its kind, and Bowie fans can purchase their very own choice of coin varying from £3 to the most expensive coin hitting £72,195!
I’m sure Bowie fans and coin collectors alike would be thrilled to get their hand on this one-of-a-kind artifact!