Born in San Francisco on 27 November 1940, Bruce Lee was a Chinese-American martial artist and teacher, action-film actor, philosopher, and film maker. He remains one of the greatest icons of martial arts cinema and 20th century pop culture. His film success in Hong Kong in the early 1970s kick-started a cultural obsession with martial arts cinema and would be hugely influential in opening up the martial arts genre in the United States of America, as well as Europe, in the decades to follow.
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of the coin features a colour image of Bruce Lee in a jeet kune do stance. The inscriptions BRUCE LEE 1940 2015, 75 YEARS, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu and depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the coin’s weight and fineness, and the 2015 year-date, on the obverse.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 5,000 of the 2015 75th Anniversary of Bruce Lee 1oz Silver Coin.
Each coin is presented in a classic Perth Mint presentation case within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.