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 - Too Low For Zero - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 12:49)on March 3, 2021 at 1:58 pm
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 - Honky Chateau - 2nd - Red Vinyl - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 24-Feb-2021 17:19)on March 3, 2021 at 1:58 pm
ELTON JOHN Honky Chateau (1972 UK 10-track LP pressed on translucent Red Vinyl [visible when held to a light source], textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor edge wear and the vinyl has just the odd light surface scuff DJLPH423)
- Elton John - Victim Of Love - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 16:07)on March 3, 2021 at 1:58 pm
ELTON JOHN Victim Of Love (1979 UK 7-track LP, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with pink & blue credits inner. The sleeve has light wear to the gloss with age yet the vinyl still looks barely played HISPD125)
- Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 16:14)on March 3, 2021 at 1:58 pm
ELTON JOHN Tumbleweed Connection (1977 UK third issue of the 1970 10-track LP pressed on regular black vinyl, textured gatefold picture sleeve with 12-page integral picture/lyric booklet. The sleeve just a bit of light storage wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play DJF20410)
- Elton John - Madman Across The Water - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 16:16)on March 3, 2021 at 1:58 pm
ELTON JOHN Madman Across The Water (Mid 1970s UK 9-track vinyl LP on the black DJM label, including the singles Levon and the classic Tiny Dancer, textured gatefold picture sleeve with integral illustrated 12-page lyric booklet. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played DJH20420)