Latest James Bond coin features ‘Wet Nellie’

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Live and Let Die, the Royal Mint is celebrating the James Bond films of the 1970s with a commemorative coin designed by the award-winning Bison Bison agency.

The coin’s reverse features the custom-built submarine Wet Nellie underwater, backed by the titles of each of the decade’s Bond films, and the 007 logo, stylized as it appeared in the 1970s. The Royal Mint recently released the second in its seven-coin collection honouring the legacy of 007.

The second coin features a detailed design depicting Wet Nellie from 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me. According to Wikipedia, in the shape of a Lotus Esprit S1, the sports car was chosen to give James Bond a glamorous car to drive. The moniker is a reference to Little Nellie, an autogyro featured in You Only Live Twice, which was itself named after actress and comedian Nellie Wallace.

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