UK’s Royal Mint celebrates Elton John with new coin | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 07, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:14 AM, July 07, 2020

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates Elton John with new coin

Elton John yesterday became the second artist to be honoured by Britain's Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to the decorated British singer-songwriter.

The coin, designed by artist Bradley Morgan Johnson, depicts John's distinctive straw boater's hat, and fashions his trademark glasses out of a pair of musical notes.

John, who was knighted in 1998, is the second artist to be commemorated under the Royal Mint's Music Legends series after rock band Queen.

He has sold more than 250 million records, with hits like "Candle in the Wind", "Your Song" and "Bennie and the Jets". 

The Royal Mint also said it was working with John to create a special one-off collectors piece to be auctioned later in the year, to raise money for charity at a time where many in the sector are struggling.

 

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