One of the most enduringly popular American entertainers of the 20th century, John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison on 26 May 1907. Nicknamed ‘the Duke’, he was a staple of the Western film genre and starred in, directed and produced more than 170 movies in a career spanning 50 years.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the John Wayne 2020 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin’s reverse design depicts a coloured image of John Wayne wearing his trademark cowboy hat and bandana against a rural Western backdrop.
The coin is presented in a special John Wayne branded case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
JOHN WAYNE, DUKE and THE DUKE are the exclusive trademarks of, and the John Wayne name, image, likeness and voice, and all other related indicia are the intellectual property of, John Wayne Enterprises, LLC.