Celebrating a decade since the debut of the acclaimed television series “Peaky Blinders,” we now have a two-ounce silver coin featuring the iconic character Tommy Shelby. This coin, not only a tribute to the series but also a piece of art, captures the essence of the show’s dramatic and gritty portrayal of a criminal gang in early 20th century Birmingham. The coin’s unique design and limited mintage make it an appealing collectible for fans and coin enthusiasts alike.
- Denomination: $5 NZD (Niue)
- Composition: Crafted from 2 Troy Ounces of 0.999 pure silver
- Dimensions: Measures 45.0 mm in diameter
- Finish: Antique, black proof finish that enhances its visual appeal
- Modifications: Features high-relief detailing and gilding for a distinctive look
- Mintage: Limited to only 1,000 pieces, adding to its exclusivity
The coin’s design is steeped in historical significance, drawing inspiration from the “Peaky Blinders” series, which itself is a nod to the real-life criminal gangs of Birmingham. The show, headlined by Cillian Murphy, gained massive popularity for its compelling storytelling and vivid depiction of the era. This coin, featuring Tommy Shelby, embodies the spirit of the series, making it a symbolic piece that resonates with the show’s themes of power and resilience.
The obverse side of the coin showcases the three pivotal characters – Tommy, Arthur Shelby, and Aunt Polly – armed and confidently striding down a street lined with terraced houses. This side also features the Niue coat-of-arms and an official anniversary logo, symbolizing the coin’s authenticity and its connection to the series’ legacy. The reverse side is equally impressive, with a detailed portrayal of Tommy Shelby, complete with his trademark flat cap and a machine gun, set against a backdrop of pocket watch chains, a nod to his character’s style.
This Peaky Blinders coin transcends mere collectibility, intertwining the allure of pure silver with the gritty essence of a television phenomenon. Each detail, from the high-relief Tommy Shelby to the backdrop of pocket watch chains, is a testament to both numismatic artistry and storytelling depth. Owning this coin is not just an investment in silver; it’s an embrace of a cultural icon, minted in rarity and steeped in dramatic history.