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Rolling Stones Honored With UK Collectible Coin for 60th Anniversary

Britain's The Royal Mint honors UK rock legends The Rolling Stones with collectible coin for the band's 60th anniversary
Britain’s The Royal Mint honors UK rock legends The Rolling Stones with collectible coin for the band’s 60th anniversary Credit: The Royal Mint

The Rolling Stones, the legendary UK rock band, have been honored with a UK collectible coin for their sixtieth anniversary.

The official maker of British coins in the United Kingdom, Royal Mint, has celebrated the rock band’s anniversary by making them the face of a new coin.

The new five-pound ‘Made to Rock’ coin—valued at about $6.04—has a silhouette image of the iconic Rolling Stones performing. The band’s name is embedded in the 1973 classic font.

Frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and the late drummer, Charlie Watts, are all on the coin, according to the Associated Press.

The Rolling Stones, one of the most successful bands

In the Royal Mint’s announcement, the band said in a statement, “We are delighted to be honored by way of an official UK coin. Even more significant [is] that the release coincides with our 60th anniversary.”

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Formed in 1962, the band is one of the world’s most successful. Over 240 million records have been sold worldwide and the group has also picked up numerous awards, including three Grammys.

The new coin is the fifth in the Royal Mint’s “Music Legends” series, which celebrates legendary British artists.

Other artists that have been honored in the series include Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and The Who.

Music Legends creating coin collectors and music fans

Rebecca Morgan, director of collector services at The Royal Mint said, “Our Music Legends series is creating a new generation of coin collectors.”

“We hope this provides a fitting tribute to the band’s 60 years of rock and roll music for their millions of fans across the globe,” she said.

“The Rolling Stones,” Morgan added in speaking to the Associated Press, “are UK rock legends, and we anticipate this coin being incredibly sought-after by coin collectors and music lovers alike.”

New collectible coin honors Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Mint revealed that the new coin featuring Queen Elizabeth II is one of the latest coins to be released this year.

It bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at age ninety-six in September of this year. The coin honors her life and service.

It is “one of the last to be released bearing the effigy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking a significant moment in history,” Morgan added in the statement.

According to the Rolling Stones’ Motown hit “Money (That’s What I Want),” the best things in life are free. However, the collectibles will cost more than your average coin.

Similar coins from the Music Legends series on the Royal Mint’s website vary from approximately $18 to $561.

The Rolling Stones to also be honored with British stamps

The Rolling Stones are also receiving stamps of approval from the UK Royal Mail. Britain’s Royal Mail will issue a special set of twelve new British stamps.

They too will feature images of the band’s performances worldwide as well as pictures of the band members together and posters from their global tours.

The Rolling Stones are the fourth music group to have a dedicated Royal Mail stamp issued in addition to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Queen.

This year, the Rolling Stones were back on the road with their 2022 European “Sixty” tour, which ended in August in Berlin.

Early next year, they will be releasing 2012 live recordings of various greatest hits, featuring appearances by other artists, including Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Gary Clark Jr., and The Black Keys.

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