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Silver Screen Icon Marilyn Monroe Shines On Perth Mint Silver Coin


As the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s untimely passing approaches, The Perth Mint has released a special commemorative coin to celebrate her unbridled life and incredible career.

An American actress, singer and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty, Marilyn Monroe was considered the epitome of the blond bombshell.

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the Marilyn Monroe coin depicts a photographic image of the actress set against a background of film with stars. The design also includes a representation of Marilyn’s signature and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director, Ron Currie, said that the goddess of the silver screen still remains in the hearts of many admirers.  “Our Marilyn Monroe tribute recognises the impact the legendary icon had on devotees and people around the world”.

“The coin will have broad appeal as it is a fitting keepsake for collectors and Marilyn Monroe enthusiasts”.  He continued, “With a mintage of only 12,500, we expect a quick reaction to this stunning silver release.”

The new coin, which depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse, is presented in a prestigious display case illustrated with the image of Marilyn Monroe and a film roll.

Priced at $110, the 2012 Marilyn Monroe™ 1oz Silver Coin is available from The Perth Mint on toll free 1800 098 817 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International) or

Check out other cool Perth Mint coins on The|Coinologist here.

This product is made under License.  All reproductions of the coin image must be accompanied by the copyright notice:

Photographed by Milton H Greene © 2012 Joshua Greene
Marilyn Monroe™; Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights: The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, LLC

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 14, 2012 at 8:05 am

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