Sir Elton John has become the second artist to be honoured in the Royal Mint’s new ‘Music Legends’ collection of commemorative coins, following an official coin in honour of Queen.
Designed by Bradley Morgan Johnson, a UK artist and digital sculptor, the coin features the rock icon’s trademark straw boater hat, as well as a Union Jack and a music note. The commemorative coins are now available to buy in gold proof, silver proof, and brilliant uncirculated editions. The cheapest coins are being sold for £13 while a one-kilo gold proof coin, with a face value of £1,000, is priced at £68,865. Check out the coin below.
“It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” Elton John said in a press release. “The last few years have contained some of the most memorable moments of my career, and this is another truly humbling milestone on my journey.”
Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin and the Royal Mint Experience, said: “Elton John is without a doubt a British music legend and is recognised as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of his generation.”
She added: “We are delighted to honour Elton’s significant contribution to British music on a UK coin. This is the second coin in the Royal Mint’s new Music Legends series, marking the work of our exceptional British musicians.”
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 5, 2020