The Royal Mint has launched a brand new collectable coin celebrating 60 years of The Rolling Stones.
The distinctive £5 coin design captures the rock band of their ingredient mid-performance and options the group’s identify of their basic 1973 font.
The coin is the fifth in The Royal Mint’s ‘Music Legends’ sequence in celebration of iconic British artists. It follows designs in honour of Queen, Sir Elton John, David Bowie and The Who.
The coin has been designed by Hannah Phizacklea and is without doubt one of the final to be launched bearing the effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth.
It captures the ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ band mid-performance by way of a silhouette illustration designed to replicate the power and pleasure of attending their gigs.
The Rolling Stones mentioned: “We’re delighted to be honoured by means of an official UK coin. Much more vital that the discharge coincides with our sixtieth anniversary.”
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Companies at The Royal Mint, mentioned: “Our Music Legends sequence is creating a brand new era of coin collectors, and we’re delighted to honour The Rolling Stones’ musical achievements with this new collectable coin.
“We hope this supplies a becoming tribute to the band’s sixty years of rock and roll music for his or her thousands and thousands of followers throughout the globe. With a listing of hits that features eight UK primary singles, 13 UK primary albums, and numerous hits internationally, The Rolling Stones are UK rock legends, and we anticipate this coin being extremely sought-after by coin collectors and music lover alike.
“The coin can be one of many final to be launched bearing the effigy of her Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking a major second in historical past.”