Marilyn Monroe Proof Coin
Marilyn Monroe is the subject of this special silver commemorative, which is sure to captivate her many fans, Monroe (1926–1962) was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but was baptized Norma Jeane Baker. She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty, considered by many as 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.
The coins reverse depicts a photographic image of Marilyn Monroe set against a background of film and stars, the design also includes The Perth MintsP mintmark and a representation of Marilyn’s signature. Each coin is minted to a Proof quality in .999 silver, the Perth Mint will release no more than 12,500 of these coins, each coin is housed in a classic presentation display case with a illustrated themed shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mints Marilyn Monroe silver proof coin , portrays a coloured image movie star Marilyn Monroe. Released in 2012 and the first in the series no more than 12,000 of these silver proof coins have been minted.
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Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.135 grams
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Composition: .999 silver
Authorized Mintage: 12,000
Issue Date: 2012
Further Coin Information
More information on this release can be found at the Perth Mint.