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Bruce Lee commemorative coins go on sale in Taiwan

Bruce Lee commemorative coins go on sale in Taiwan

Silver coins featuring Bruce Lee went on sale at the Bank of Taiwan on Tuesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Hong Kong American martial artist.

The one-ounce coins are made from 99.9% pure silver bullion, each with a face value of 2 Niue dollars (US$ 1.32).

The coins feature an image of Bruce Lee in his 1972 film "Way of the Dragon," with his signature nunchuks under his arms. The third character in Lee's Chinese name - "long" (meaning "dragon") - is engraved in enlarged red calligraphy on the coins.

The coins are being sold at the branches, departments of businesses and museum of the Bank of Taiwan at a price of NT$3,360 (US$102) each.

The bank has advised, however, that interested persons should call first to ask about availability.

Produced by the Singapore Mint, 6,000 Bruce Lee coins have been released worldwide, the bank said.

Lee, who died in 1973 at the age of 32, was considered one of the greatest martial artists of all time. During his movie career, he starred in five feature films and was known for his famous "one-inch punch," among other moves. (By Chiu Po-sheng and Christie Chen)

Updated : 2021-09-26 00:02 GMT+08:00