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 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1st - Trans - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.60, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2022 10:12)on May 28, 2022 at 10:44 am
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973 UK 7" single pressed on Translucent Vinyl with intact four prong centre, also includes Screw You, DJM company die-cut paper sleeve DJS.285)
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1st - Speckled Red - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 12:37)on May 28, 2022 at 10:44 am
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973 UK 17-track double LP pressed on tinted & speckled red vinyl[only visible when held up to a strong light source], housed in a tri-fold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread [later issues were standard gatefold]. The sleeve shows minimal wear, with minor age discoloration and the vinyl shows the odd faint hairline or surface scuff but appears seldom played DJLPD1001)
- Elton John - Duets - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £95.00, $119.70, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2022 15:01)on May 28, 2022 at 10:44 am
ELTON JOHN Duets (Rare 1993 UK limited edition 16-track vinyl 2-LP set, featuring K.D. Lang, Kiki Dee, George Michael, Little Richard, Gladys Knight, Leonard Cohen and more, housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with illustrated/credits inners. The sleeve shows only a little light storage wear and the vinyl has just a couple of light cosmetic surface marks. A really nice example of this hard to find 90s vinyl pressing)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 22-May-2022 10:16)on May 28, 2022 at 10:44 am
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits (Early 80s UK yellow label issue of the 1974 10-track LP compilation, including Your Song, Rocket Man, Candle In The Wind, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road & other classics. Complete with the illustrated credits inner, the picture sleeve shows some edge scuffing & has a faint 'Sample - Not For Sale' stamp on the front. The vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play DJH20442)
- Elton John - Caribou - Translucent Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $44.10, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 12:01)on May 28, 2022 at 10:44 am
ELTON JOHN Caribou (Limited 1974 UK 10-track LP pressed on Translucent Vinyl (visible when held to a light source), with 'Return Of Hercules' & 'Rays' messages in the run-outs, complete with illustrated lyricinner, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played DJLPH439)