The Royal Mint have released a set of commemorative coins to celebrate Elton John’s career.
The collection is the latest in the Royal Mint’s Music Legends series, which began back in January when a range of Queen coins were unveiled.
The Elton John set covers a total of 13 coins: gold proof, silver proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions, with prices starting at £13 for the Rocket Man Brilliant Uncirculated coin, up to £64,950 for the Kilo Gold proof coin.
Elton says: “It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised 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.”
Divisional director of commemorative coin and The Royal Mint Experience Clare Maclennan, adds: “Elton John is without a doubt a British music legend and is recognised as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of his generation.
“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 Royal Mint and Elton are also now working on a one-off collector’s piece which will be auctioned later this year.
Money raised from the auction will benefit the Elton John Charitable Trust, with the collaboration brought together thanks to a partnership between The Royal Mint and Bravado – Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company.
Last week, the first of six shows from Elton John’s archive was broadcast on YouTube. The Classic Concert Series will continue this coming Saturday with a show from Sydney, Australia, from 1986.
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- Elton John - Greatest Hits - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Nov-2020 15:03)on November 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits (Early 1980s UK issue of the 1974 10-track LP with yellow and black labels, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve does have some edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play DJH40442)
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (Back In Stock) (arrived 17-Nov-2020 11:50)on November 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm
ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1976 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Snow Queen, Rocket company die cut paper sleeve ROKN512)
- Elton John - Honky Chateau - 2nd - Red Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Nov-2020 15:44)on November 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm
ELTON JOHN Honky Chateau (Very scarce 1972 UK first issue 10-track LP pressed on Ruby Red Vinyl which is visible when held to a light source, textured gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve displays just a little evidence of shelfwear & the vinyl appears barely played DJLPH423)
- Elton John - Elton John - Translucent Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 13-Nov-2020 15:47)on November 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm
ELTON JOHN Elton John (1970 UK 10-track LP pressed on Speckled Translucent Vinyl, visible only when held to a strong light source, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across theinner spread. The sleeve shows light ringwear & just a little scuffing along the edges but with all text legible. The vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with just light signs of play DJLPS406)
- Elton John - Slow Rivers - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Nov-2020 09:45)on November 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm
ELTON JOHN & CLIFF RICHARD Slow Rivers (1986 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Billy And The Kids & Lord Of The Flies, housed in the glossy picture sleeve EJS1312)