2020 Music Legends: Queen ½oz
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.
Hugely anticipated by coin collectors and music fans alike, Queen are celebrated with a design that features the iconic instruments played by each founding member: Brian May’s Red Special guitar, John Deacon’s Fender Precision bass, Roger Taylor’s Ludwig™ bass drum and Freddie Mercury’s Bechstein™ grand piano with the opening notes of Bohemian Rhapsody pressed down.
Alongside a gold Proof, a gilded 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.
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.
Your MUSIC LEGENDS: QUEEN 2020 UK 1/2oz proof silver coin is presented in an acrylic display frame with a themed shipper. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.