2021 Elton John One Ounce Gold Bullion Coin. This is the second release in The Royal Mint's Music Legends Series.
The design on the coins pays homage to Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' days by featuring his iconic boater hat, glasses and bow tie.
These are 0.999 fine (24 carat) gold and each coin contains one troy ounce of the precious metal.
These UK coins have a mintage of just 2,500! Each coin has a face value of £100 and comes in a protective capsule.
As British pound sterling coins, they are exempt from capital gains tax.
Elton John was born in London in 1942. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight but legally changed his name in 1972 to Elton Hercules John. He did this as he didn't like the name 'Reginald' and saw the change as a way to disassociate himself from his childhood.
John was born musically gifted; he taught himself piano at the age of 3 and started piano lessons when he was just 7. By 15 he was working as a pianist at a pub.
His long-time collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin has spawned such hits as Candle in the Wind, Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, I'm Still Standing and Your Song.
The singer-songwriter has released 33 studio albums, 128 official singles, and sold over 300 million records worldwide.
This is the second release in the Music Legends series of coins from The Royal Mint. The first release was Queen.
We first heard about the coin after the Privy Council published information about it. The Privy Council is made up of senior politicians who advise the Queen on such matters as bank holidays, coinage and lively company statuses. The Royal Mint have to submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval and that information is then announced on the Privy Council website.
The obverse of the coin features the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse of the coin was designed by artist Bradley Morgan Johnson. It is based on Elton's "I'm Still Standing" days and features a Union Jack in the background with a boater hat, glasses and a bow tie. The text reads "ELTON JOHN".
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Bradley Morgan Johnson|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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