Today, the UK’s Royal Mint and Bravado have announced that Elton John, one of the most successful artists of all time, will be celebrated by The Royal Mint with a new official commemorative coin. Featuring unmistakable Elton John iconography, from a career spanning more than 50 years, the coin and its range is available now. The design is the second of The Royal Mint’s Music Legends series, recognizing Britain’s most iconic musicians.
Elton John commented: “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.”
In addition to the coin collection, The Royal Mint and Elton John are also working together to create a special one-off collector’s piece, which will be auctioned later this year to help raise funds for the Elton John Charitable Trust.
There are some great images of the coin, some of which feature his legendary Pinball Wizard boots from the 1975 rock opera film Tommy.