Elton John has become the latest British legend to be commemorated on an official U.K. coin. The rock icon commented: “It really is a fabulous honor to be recognized in this way. 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.”
The coin’s design, is based on the straw-hat-and-bow-tie look that he sported on the cover of his Greatest Hits LP. It includes sunglasses made up as a pair of musical notes, while a Union Jack can be seen behind him. The £5 coin comes in one of four commemorate slipcases, three of which are limited to 15,000 copies.
It just wouldn’t be Elton John without a splash of colour – and let’s face it, we could all do with a little brightness right now. Here is a behind the scenes video following the colour printing process! More >> https://t.co/ZzTxL06frk @eltonofficial pic.twitter.com/6JvnAWvMf9
— The Royal Mint (@RoyalMintUK) July 6, 2020
His Facebook post noted they’re in the process of creating a one-of-a-kind collector’s piece that will go on sale at an auction later this year. The beneficiary will be the Elton John Charitable Trust.
These coins are uncirculated so you’ll have to purchase them from coin creators, The Royal Mint. They are available now through their website, RoyalMint.com. They’re limited, so get your’s NOW!!