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 - The Very Best Of Elton John - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £45.00, $63.45, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2021 13:03)on May 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm
ELTON JOHN The Very Best Of Elton John (1990 UK 26-track double compilation LP, complete with illustrated lyric innerr, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits - Translucent Vinyl - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 12:17)on May 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits (1974 UK 10-track LP pressed on Translucent Vinyl, visible when held to the light, comprising a cross-section of Elton's classic songs, including Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Candle In The Wind, Your Song & more, complete with the illustrated credits inner. The picture sleeve has light edge wear whilst the vinyl has just the odd light scuff to indicate play DJLPH442)
- Elton John - Telltale Interview - UK - CD album - £9.99, $14.09, €11.59 (Back In Stock) (arrived 17-Apr-2021 14:28)on May 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm
ELTON JOHN Telltale Interview (Circa 1996 UK interview PICTURE CD featuring a great 43-minute interview with Elton John & Bernie Taupin talking about life and their then latest album, 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy'. Slimline jewel case with picture sleeve insert TELL08)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits Volume II - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Apr-2021 15:38)on May 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits Volume II (1977 UK 10-track LP, the second installment of Elton's greatest hits, including classics like Benny & The Jets & The Bitch Is Back [with Dusty Springfield on backing vocals] along with versions of The Beatles'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, The Who's Pinball Wizard & the great duet with Kiki Dee, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve & vinyl are in excellent condition DJH20520)
- Elton John - Dear God - Double Pack - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2021 09:29)on May 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm
ELTON JOHN Dear God (1980 UK 4-track injection moulded double vinyl 7" set, also includding Tactics, Steal Away Child and Love So Cold, housed in the laminated picture sleeve ELTON1)