Royal belgian mint honors “Blake and Mortimer” comic

Royal belgian mint honors “Blake and Mortimer” comic

Captain Francis Blake and Professor Philip Mortimer are characters created by Edgar P. Jacobs. They made their first appearance in the Belgian comics “Tintin magazine”   in 1946. The series relates the adventures of the two friends, Professor Philip Mortimer, a renowned scientist and Captain Francis Blake, an MI5 agent.

Although the comic strip bears the names of both protagonists, Professor Philip Mortimer is the more important of the two. He is the one who often finds himself in difficult situations that his friend Captain Francis Blake helps him to solve. The stories take place from the 1940s to the early 1960s.

 


€25 euro gold coin “Blake and Mortimer”


 

This is the very first gold coin dedicated to comic book characters issued by the Royal Belgian Mint. Only 1,000 coins were struck.

 

 

Royal belgian mint honors "Blake and Mortimer" comic

Material: Gold

Fineness: 999/1000

Weight: 3,11g

Diameter: 18mm

Quality: proof

Mintage: 1.000 coins

Designer: Luc Luycx

 

Royal belgian mint honors "Blake and Mortimer" comic

 


BU Coin cards  (two versions – relief et colorized)


 

The Royal Belgian Mint is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the comic strip duo with a €5 coin that will be issued in two versions, one in relief and the other one in color. Both coins feature the double portrait of our comic strip heroes on the front. Professor Philip Mortimer has his inseparable pipe in his mouth and Captain Francis Blake has his equally inseparable kepi on his head.

The 5 euro coin in color shows the duo in the original colors of the first album and also comes in a totally different packaging.

 

 

Relief Version

Royal belgian mint honors "Blake and Mortimer" comic

Material: Copper/Nickel

weight: 12,7g

Diameter: 30mm

Quality: BU

Minatge: 7 500 coins

Designer: Luc Luycx

 

Royal belgian mint honors "Blake and Mortimer" comic

 

Colorized Version 

 

Royal belgian mint honors "Blake and Mortimer" comic

 

Material: Copper/Nickel

weight: 12,7g

Diameter: 30mm

Quality: BU

Minatge: 7 500 coins

Designer: Luc Luycx

 

 

Royal belgian mint honors "Blake and Mortimer" comic

 

Sources: Belgian Royal Mint and NUMISMAG.

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