The coin, made by the English Mint, celebrates the memory of the great David Bowie
The Royal Mint is the body authorized to mint coins in the UK
The idea is aimed at celebrating the "Starman" David Bowie and the musical success of the same name
The memorial object has risen to approximately 35,656 meters in space
The coin is part of the "Music Legends" collection
Bowie's, besides the one launched into space, there are also other “coins”, including some very expensive ones
What way to commemorate the most famous “Starman” in international music if not by throwing a commemorative coin directly into space? The idea by the Royal Mint, the English "Mint", immediately aroused a strong outcry, thrilling many fans of the singer David Bowie, who died prematurely on January 10, 2016.
That of the well-known singer is the first ever "English coin" to be launched into space. At the moment, it has climbed up to 35.656 meters. The coin will be offered as a prize in the Bowie Fan Contest held on the Royal Mint Facebook page.
A coin for "the man of the stars"
The coin sent into space, however, is not the only one dedicated to the famous artist. In fact, there are others whose cost starts from 13 pounds up to 72,000 pounds. In all, the coins minted for Bowie are 11. These are part of the “Music Legends“ collection, made to commemorate the great faces of English music including Elton John.
The original design features Aladdin Sane's famous lightning bolt motif and is inspired by an image of Bowie taken during his Berlin period. The whole is studded with sparkling details on the left side of the coin towards which the artist's gaze is directed.
“In recognition of Bowie's first hit single, Space Oddity, we saw fit to send his coin into space and celebrate the 'Starman' in his pioneering way. David Bowie's music has inspired and influenced generations of musicians and we hope this commemorative coin will be appreciated by fans around the world, ”explained Clare Maclennan, director of commemorative coins division at the Royal Mint.