Elton John 'humbled' as Royal Mint issues his face on a commemorative coin

music news 06/07/2020

It has been announced that Sir Elton John's incredible music career that spans decades, is being recognized by the Royal Mint in the form of a £1,000 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.