2020 Music Legends: Elton John & Queen 2x ½oz
MUSIC LEGENDS: Elton John 2020 UK 1/2oz proof silver coin: The second coin in the series features one of the most iconic legends of all time.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.
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.
Alongside a gold Proof, a coloured 1oz silver Proof, this is the only coin in the series to be presented in a printed acrylic block which creates the effect of vintage vinyl.
MUSIC LEGENDS: Queen 2020 UK 1/2oz proof silver coin: Music Legends: Queen is a new collection from The Royal Mint paying tribute to the bands and artists whose attitude, sound and look came to define each passing decade – a legacy perfectly encapsulated in each coin design.
The first coin in the series features one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. Formed in London in the early 1970s, Queen augmented their hard rock sound with pop sensibilities, redefining the genre and elevating it to another level. Recording a string of smash hits, fans flocked to see them live, their foot-stomping anthems and epic ballads delivered with panache by their flamboyant frontman, tragically gone too soon.
ELTON JOHN: Features unmistakable Elton John iconography, using musical notes to create an image of glasses and a straw boater’s hat, inspired by one of Elton John’s most iconic looks, and a union Jack flag background punctuates the design.
QUEEN: The coin commemorates all four members of Queen, in recognition of their contributions to the band’s success. This is done through the portrayal of each member’s instrument, with the Bechstein™ grand piano – which Freddie Mercury played for Bohemian Rhapsody – featuring at the top of the coin. Meanwhile, the group’s logo is placed at the centre of the design and is underscored by the singer’s signature mic stick.
On the obverse of the coin we find the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Both of your MUSIC LEGENDS: ELTON JOHN & QUEEN are each presented in an acrylic display frame with a themed shipper. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.