Elton John is to be commemorated on a £1,000 gold coin celebrating his musical legacy. The Royal Mint announced the accolade, marking the second installment of their “Music Legends” collection (the first coin was minted in honor of Queen).
“It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” Elton John said in a press release. He added: “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.”
“Elton John is without a doubt a British music legend and is recognised as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of his generation,” the Royal Mint’s Clare Maclennan said.”We are delighted to honour Elton’s significant contribution to British music on a UK coin.”