Backstory. The second coin in the collection explores the technology that has characterised the films, from exploding pens to ejector seats. This coin features ‘Wet Nellie’, the Lotus Esprit S1 car from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Perhaps the single most outlandish car Bond has driven, the iconic white Lotus Esprit is capable of transforming from surface driving to submersible operations underwater.
Details. Struck to a finer finish than UK circulating coins, this £5 coin is housed in fold-out packaging featuring behind the scenes images of the Bond movies. The coin features Wet Nellie with the iconic Q quote "Pay attention 007" against a backdrop of the 007 logo. Created by graphic design partnership Christian Davies and Matt Dent, the design includes telltale bubbles, giving a sense that the car is underwater.
Dimensions. 38.61mm diameter