2021 Music Legends: The Who 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coin
This 2021 0.25 oz gold coin is part of The Royal Mint's Music Legend Series. The reverse of the coin features a guitar-shaped pinball machine, adorned by a Union Jack flag. The mod 'The Who' logo appears at the top.
The coin is struck from 999.9 fine gold and contains a quarter of a troy ounce of the precious metal.
Each coin comes in a wooden presentation box, with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The coins have a mintage of just 1000.
Please note the packaging may have some slight imperfections.
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".
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 will feature an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, with the following text:
2021 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Designed by Henry Gray, the reverse features some of the most iconic symbols of the band. A Rickenbacker guitar-shaped pinball machine is shown smashing through a speaker. The guitar is adorned by a Union Jack flag. The round mod-style 'The Who' logo appears at the top of the coin.
|Weight / Size||0.25 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.25|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Henry Gray|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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