Elton John has been honored together with his very personal official UK coin. The Royal Mint introduced the accolade, marking the second installment of their “Music Legends” assortment (the primary coin was minted in honor of Queen). “It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” Elton John stated in a press launch. He added: “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.” Check out Elton’s coin under.
Elton’s coin was designed by artist Bradley Morgan Johnson, who integrated the singer and composer’s iconic straw boater hat within the design, in addition to a music word and the Union Jack. The commemorative cash will likely be out there to buy in Gold proof, Silver proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions.
“Elton John is without a doubt a British music legend and is recognised as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of his generation,” Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin and the Royal Mint Experience stated in a press launch. Maclennan continued: “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.”
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