Media Release: Bruce Lee Coins a Tribute From The Perth Mint

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Tuesday 4 August 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

PERTH MINT COINS PAY TRIBUTE TO ICON BRUCE LEE

The Perth Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the birth of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, with two limited edition precious metals commemoratives.

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, both coins are issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

Born in San Francisco on 27 November 1940, Bruce Lee was a revered Chinese-American martial artist, teacher, action-film actor, philosopher and filmmaker known for movies like Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon, as well as creating his own martial arts technique, Jeet Kune Do.

The reverse of the silver coin depicts a coloured image of Bruce Lee in an iconic fighting pose, while the gold coin features a struck image of Bruce in one of his classic martial arts stances. The inscriptions BRUCE LEE 1940 2015, 75 YEARS, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears on both coins.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Bruce Lee’s legacy lives on well after his untimely death and he remains one of the greatest influencers of martial arts cinema and popular culture, said Perth Mint Acting General Manager, Marketing, Neil Vance.

“With his philosophy, his words continue to serve as inspiration to generations and cultures throughout the world, so we are confident that these tribute coins will be hugely successful with fans and coin collectors alike”, he added.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 silver and 1,000 gold 75th Anniversary of Bruce Lee coins for sale worldwide.

The silver release is priced at $109.00 and the gold coin at $725.00.  Orders can be placed by telephoning The Perth Mint on toll free 1800 098 817 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International), or by visiting perthmint.com.au  Collectors can also purchase the commemoratives from leading coin dealers and Australia Post outlets.

Learn about more of The Perth Mint’s popular collector coins on blog.perthmint.com.au, follow The Perth Mint on Twitter @perthmint and on Facebook www.facebook.com/theperthmint


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For further information:
Makeila Ellis, Media and Events Officer, The Perth Mint
Telephone (08) 9421 7204 Email makeila.ellis@perthmint.com.au