Elton John to be honoured with his own official UK coin

News 06/07/2020

As part of their 'Music Legends' collection, The Royal Mint has announced Elton John will be the second artist to be honoured with his very own official UK coin.

 The singer spoke about the great honor, joining Queen as part of the collection.

"It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” he shared in a statement.

"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."

Designed by Bradley Morgan Johnson, the commemorative coin will feature Elton John's iconic boater hat, a music note, and the Union Jack.

"Elton John is without a doubt a British music legend and is recognised as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of his generation," said Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin and the Royal Mint Experience, Clare Maclennan.

"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.”

The coins will be available to purchase in Gold proof, Silver proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions.