Mintage of only 12,500!
This 2012 Marilyn Monroe 1oz Silver Proof coin features Marilyn Monroe, the megawatt of the silver screen and lights up the official Perth Mint coin celebrating her life. Monroe (1926 – 1962) was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker. She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty.
Considered the epitome of the 'blond bombshell', Monroe began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but by 1959, she had attained several leading roles and was being hailed by critics. In her relatively short career, she won both a BAFTA award (1957) and a Golden Globe award (1959). Monroe's film career and troubled life have been well documented and controversy still surrounds her untimely passing in 1962. What is certain however, is that Monroe remains a 'megawatt' of the silver screen.
Designed for dedicated fans, the coin is a magnificent Tuvalu legal tender commemorative, superbly struck from 99.9% pure silver. The colored coin design depicts a luminous photographic image of Marilyn Monroe set against a background of film and stars.
The Perth Mint's 'P' mint mark and a representation of Marilyn's signature are also included in the design. Each coin is presented in a classic display case, which adds to its desirability as a collectible.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity to confirm its rarity, the opportunity to secure this coin is strictly limited, as only 12,500 will be released worldwide.