2021 The Who - Music Legends 5 Ounce Silver Proof Coin.
Collect this stunning low-mintage coin! This five ounce silver coin is part of The Royal Mint's Music Legends Series. Only 500 of these coins were issued.
The reverse of the coin features a guitar-shaped pinball machine, smashing through a speaker. This 5 ounce coin features a special "shockwave" effect, which radiates from the speaker.
Each coin is struck from .999 fine silver and contains five troy ounces of the precious metal.
The coin comes presented in a wooden box, with a booklet and numbered certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint.
The Who formed in 1964 and became one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Founding members Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle started out as The Detours and were already playing regular gigs around London before changing their name. They soon met drummer Keith Moon who was then part of a band called The Beachcombers. After playing just a few songs with The Who, they offered him the job as their drummer.
The Who found fame with "I Can't Explain" and "My Generation", but are just as well known for their rock operas "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia" which were turned into films in 1975 and 1979, respectively.
Daltrey and Townshend still continue to tour, despite the deaths of Moon and Entwistle and released their 12th album, simply titled "Who".
The obverse bears the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. The text reads:
2021 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS
Designed by Henry Gray, the reverse features some of the most iconic symbols of The Who. A Rickenbacker guitar-shaped pinball machine is shown smashing through a speaker. The guitar is adorned by a colourful Union Jack flag. The round mod-style 'The Who' logo appears at the top of the coin.
This 5 ounce coin features a special "shockwave" effect, which radiates from the speaker. The coin has a milled edge.
|Weight / Size||5 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||5|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Henry Gray|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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