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.
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- Elton John - Captain Fantastic - Purple - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2021 13:41)on September 22, 2021 at 8:41 am
ELTON JOHN Captain Fantastic (1975 UK 10-track LP pressed on Purple Vinyl only visible when held under a bright light, with 16-page A4 'Scraps' booklet of photographs & press cuttings, and a 16-page lyric booklet. The gatefold picture sleeve has minimal wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played DJLPX1)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.44, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 11:43)on September 22, 2021 at 8:41 am
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits (1974 UK 10-track LP compilation on regular black vinyl, featuring a cross-section of Elton's classic songs, including Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Candle In The Wind, Your Song & more, picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The inner has a little foxing, the sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play DJLP442)
- Elton John - Candle In The Wind - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $10.96, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 05-Sep-2021 10:58)on September 22, 2021 at 8:41 am
ELTON JOHN Candle In The Wind (1987 UK 4-track 12" vinyl single, also featuring Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Your Song & Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Marilyn Monroe picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little ringwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play EJS1512)
- Elton John - Too Low For Zero - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $10.96, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 05-Sep-2021 11:00)on September 22, 2021 at 8:41 am
ELTON JOHN Too Low For Zero (1983 UK 10-track vinyl LP including I'm Still Standing, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues and Kiss The Bride, issued in the glossy non die-cut picture sleeve. Both the sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition HISPD24)
- Elton John - Don't Shoot Me - 1st - Translucent - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 07-Sep-2021 12:34)on September 22, 2021 at 8:41 am
ELTON JOHN Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (1972 UK 10-track LP pressed on translucent black vinyl [visible when held to a strong light source], front laminated gatefold sleeve with loose twelve page lyric booklet. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play DJLPH427)