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 + Booklets - Red - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.80, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2023 13:52)on December 1, 2023 at 9:21 am
ELTON JOHN Captain Fantastic (1975 UK 10-track LP pressed on translucent RED vinyl [visible when held to light], complete with two sixteen page illustrated bookets ['Scraps' & 'Lyrics'], gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with a few extremely light inaudible cosmetic scuffs, not impacting play DJLPX1)
- Elton John - A Single Man - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.60, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2023 13:40)on December 1, 2023 at 9:21 am
ELTON JOHN A Single Man (1983 UK issue of the 1978 11-track LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played PRICE24)
- Elton John - Elton John - 2nd - Red - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $94.50, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2023 10:18)on December 1, 2023 at 9:21 am
ELTON JOHN Elton John (1970 UK 10-track LP pressed on Translucent RED vinyl, visible when held to a light source, smooth gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl displays some very light hairlines which don't affect play DJLPS406)
- Elton John - Friends - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2023 10:20)on December 1, 2023 at 9:21 am
ELTON JOHN Friends (1971 UK black ABC label 10-track LP, featuring the music from the soundtrack to the movie. The picture sleeve shows just a little faint ring wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal signs of play TABCL5082)
- Elton John - The Thom Bell Sessions '77 - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $10.08, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2023 10:24)on December 1, 2023 at 9:21 am
ELTON JOHN The Thom Bell Sessions '77 (1979 UK 3-track 12" EP, featuring Are You Ready For Love, Three Way Love Affair & Mama Can't Buy You Love. The thin paper picture sleeve shows some inevitable ring wear creasing whilst the vinyl is in excellent condition XPRES13-12)