TV & Film
Our celebration of all things Bond has begun with the first release in the James Bond collection – a coin featuring the Aston Martin DB5. As we pay tribute to the evolution of Bond and the secret agent we see today, we look back at the origins of the world-famous spy.
Paddington hails from Darkest Peru, but he has made himself very much at home in Britain, making friends wherever he goes, including encounters with the Royal Family!
Watching The Snowman has become something of a Christmas tradition. The illustrations are so powerfully emotive. The fact that it’s simple and wordless make it the perfect story to retell within the roundel of a coin.
As a new generation of filmgoers are introduced to the epic space saga, Royal Mail has produced a stamp and coin cover celebrating some of the series’ most iconic characters. Royal Mail’s striking stamps are accompanied by a specially commissioned Royal Mint medal.
Sherlock Holmes is a name synonymous with the crime fiction genre, as is his creator Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. As a giant of crime fiction, Sherlock Holmes inspired a legacy of characters in fiction and Conan Doyle influenced generations of authors who still heed his work today.
For 200 years, Frankenstein has captured our imaginations. The story has been at the forefront of debates of radical thinking, scientific advancements and public perception since it was first published in 1818, when Mary Shelley was 21 years old. She had written the novel three years before its publication when she was just 18.