UK's The Royal Mint honours Elton John with new commemorative coin, singer says 'it's a humbling milestone'

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

Reuters July 06, 2020 09:47:53 IST
UK's The Royal Mint honours Elton John with new commemorative coin, singer says 'it's a humbling milestone'

Elton John on Monday 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.

“It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” John, 73, said.

“The last few years have contained some of the most memorable moments of my career, and this is another truly humbling milestone on my journey.”

UKs The Royal Mint honours Elton John with new commemorative coin singer says its a humbling milestone

The coin depicts Sir Elton John's trademark glasses as musical notes |Twitter

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'.

John has been forced to postpone a lengthy farewell tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Ranveer Singh drops new track Mehfil-E-Hiphop under IncInk, introduces artiste Devil The Rhymer
Entertainment

Ranveer Singh drops new track Mehfil-E-Hiphop under IncInk, introduces artiste Devil The Rhymer

Other than Devil The Rhymer, Mehfil-E-HipHop also features the other three artistes of IncInk, Kaam Bhaari, Spitfire, and SlowCheeta.

BTS film Break The Silence: The Movie gears up for theatrical release in over 70 countries, starting from 10 September
Entertainment

BTS film Break The Silence: The Movie gears up for theatrical release in over 70 countries, starting from 10 September

BTS' Break The Silence will chronicle the Korean boy band's Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour, and will feature footage from concerts and behind-the-scenes videos