2020 commemorative coins celebrating Elton JOHN’s career by Royal Mint

2020 commemorative coins celebrating Elton JOHN’s career by Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has announced that Elton John, one of the most successful and enduring artists of all time will be celebrated on a new commemorative coin.

With a career spanning more than 50 years, the new coin to celebrate Elton John’s legacy has been designed by artist Bradley Morgan Johnson. Featuring Elton John iconography, Bradley has used musical notes to create an image of glasses and a straw boater’s hat, inspired by one of Elton John’s iconic looks and a Union Jack flag background punctuates the design.

The commemorative coins will be available to purchase in Gold proof, Silver proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions with prices ranging from £13 for the Brilliant Uncirculated coin up to £68,865 for a Kilo Gold proof coin.

The Royal Mint has developed advanced striking and tooling techniques for the high end, premium coins in this collection. These designs feature a pulsating star pattern in the glasses’ lenses and a high relief finish on the hat, glasses and bow tie that further enhance the appearance of each coin.

2020 commemorative coins celebrating Elton JOHN's career by Royal Mint


Elton John said of the design: “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. The unique coin will help raise vital funds for the Elton John Charitable Trust at a time when the wider charity sector has been hit with a reduction in donations. The collaboration was brought together and facilitated by Bravado, Universal Music Group’s leading merchandise and brand management company.

2020 commemorative coins celebrating Elton JOHN's career by Royal Mint

The following commemorative coins will be issued:

  • £5 Brilliant uncirculated coin cover Rocket Man

  • £5 Brilliant uncirculated coin cover Dodgers Stadium 

  • £5 Brilliant uncirculated coin cover Illustration 

  • £5 Brilliant uncirculated coin cover The Very Best Of 

  • Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin

  • One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

  • Two Ounce Silver Proof Coin

  • Five Ounce Silver Proof Coin

  • Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

  • One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

  • Two-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

  • Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

  • Kilo Gold Proof Coin

 

2020 commemorative coins celebrating Elton JOHN's career by Royal Mint

Sources: Royal Mint and NUMISMAG.

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