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Royal Mint launches Rolling Stones £5 coin

By | Published on Thursday 1 December 2022

Rolling Stones £5 coin

The Royal Mint is hard at work at the moment, frantically trying to make up a load of new coins with different royalty on them. That’s right, they’re releasing a new limited edition coin featuring The Rolling Stones to mark their “60 years of rock royalty”.

The £5 coin is the fifth in the Royal Mint’s Music Legends series, which has previously featured Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and The Who. Designed by Hannah Phizacklea, the coin features the band in silhouette performing live. And if you’re thinking to yourself now, ‘Wow, this will be the first coin to feature the new king on it’, well stop thinking that. On the front is the old queen.

“We are delighted to be honoured by way of an official UK coin”, say the band. “Even more significant that the release coincides with our 60th anniversary”.

Rebecca Morgan, Director Of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, adds: “Our Music Legends series is creating a new generation of coin collectors, and we are delighted to honour The Rolling Stones’ musical achievements with this new collectable coin”.

“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 goes on. “With a list of hits that includes eight UK number one singles, thirteen UK number one albums, and countless hits internationally, The Rolling Stones are UK rock legends, and we anticipate this coin being incredibly sought-after by coin collectors and music lovers alike”.

The coin comes in various forms, with prices ranging from £14.50 to £11,430. Though whatever you pay for it, it will remain a £5 coin. Have a look here.