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  • The Royal Mint has announced a new collectable coin celebrating 60 years of the iconic British rock band The Rolling Stones.
  • The unique £5 coin design captures the band in their element, mid-performance, along with the band name, which appears in their classic 1973 font.
  • The reverse of The Rolling Stones coin was designed by Hannah Phizacklea and is the fifth coin in The Royal Mint’s Music Legends Collection.
  • The coin is one of the last of the year to be released bearing the effigy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins, has today launched a new collectable coin celebrating the iconic British rock and roll band – The Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones collectable coin is the fifth in The Royal Mint’s ‘Music Legends’ series, which celebrates legendary British artists through original new designs. This latest coin follows designs in honour of music icons Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and The Who and has become one of The Royal Mint’s most popular global coin collections.

Designed by Hannah Phizacklea, the coin brings together elements of The Stones’ instruments, stage presence, heritage and fashion to celebrate the global impact of their music. The bespoke coin captures the band in their element, mid-performance via a silhouette illustration designed to reflect the energy and excitement of attending their gigs.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said: “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 sixty years of rock and roll music for their millions of fans across the globe.  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 is also one of the last to be released bearing the effigy of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking a significant moment in history.”

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

Since forming in 1962, The Rolling Stones have wowed fans around the world with their timeless hits, classic albums and iconic performances. A legendary act with cross-generational appeal, The Rolling Stones are one of the biggest-selling acts in British music history and are hailed by many as ‘The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World’.

Brought together by The Royal Mint and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s leading merchandise and brand management company, The Rolling Stones coin is available as limited-edition precious metal proof editions as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition. The Brilliant Uncirculated coin is also available in colour exclusive to The Royal Mint. View the full collection on The Royal Mint’s website: https://www.royalmint.com/shop/limited-editions/music-legends/the-rolling-stones/

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The Rolling Stones 2022 Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Specifications

Coin title

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK Two Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK Five Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK Kilo Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£25

£100

£200

£500

£1,000

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999.9  Au Fine Gold

999.9 Au Fine Gold

999.9 Au Fine Gold

999.9 Au Fine Gold

999 Au Fine Gold

Weight

7.80g

31.21g

62.42g

156.295g

1005.00g

Diameter

22.00mm

32.69mm

40.00mm

50.00mm

100.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Hannah Phizacklea

Hannah Phizacklea

Hannah Phizacklea

Hannah Phizacklea

Hannah Phizacklea

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

-

-

Enhanced lettering feature

Enhanced lettering feature

-

Limited Edition Presentation

1000

350

150

30

-

RRP

£725.00

£2725.00

£5,215.00

£12,500

£76,135

 

The Rolling Stones 2022 Silver Proof Commemorative Coin Specifications

Coin title

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK Two Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK Five Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

£2

£5

£10

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

Weight

31.21g

62.42g

156.295g

Diameter

38.61mm

40.00mm

65.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Hannah Phizacklea

Hannah Phizacklea

Hannah Phizacklea

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

Colour Print

Enhanced lettering feature

Enhanced lettering feature

Limited Edition Presentation

8000

550

600

RRP

£105.00

£190.00

£480.00

 

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK Brilliant Uncirculated Commemorative Coin Specifications

Coin title

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Rolling Stones 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - Colour

Denomination

£5

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

28.28g

28.28g

Diameter

38.61mm

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Hannah Phizacklea

Hannah Phizacklea

Reverse Designer

 

 

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Brilliant Uncirculated

Additional Features

-        

Colour

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

10,000

RRP

£14.50

£23.50

 

About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest companies and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas.  Based in Llantrisant, South Wales it has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Consumer (collectable and rare, historic coins) and precious metals investment.

Collecting with The Royal Mint:

Every coin tells a story, from a rare gold Sovereign to a Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin. The Royal Mint aims to inspire collectors young and old, and nurture a love of collecting through unique designs and popular themes. As the maker of UK coinage, we have unparalleled knowledge about coins, from the historic coins of our past, through to the collectable commemorative coins of today.  Sourcing and authenticating pre decimal coins is a natural fit for The Royal Mint as we struck each one.

Investing with The Royal Mint:

As a world authority on precious metals, The Royal Mint has traded and made products in gold and silver for centuries. Since launching its designated precious metals investment arm six years ago, The Royal Mint has grown rapidly to become the home of gold in the UK – increasing its market share and becoming the largest producer of bullion coins in Britain. As well as offering physical precious metal investment options in the form of bars and coins, The Royal Mint also offers a range of digital investment options including DigiGold, Little Treasures, designed for children, and Gold for Pensions

Celebrating with The Royal Mint:

For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has marked the moments that changed the world on coins - from coronations to conflict, from commemorations to celebrations. The designs are captured on commemorative coins, minted in a range of metals.  Commemorative coins do not always enter circulation but give collectors the chance to purchase coins to keep and cherish.  Recent themes have included David Bowie, Winnie the Pooh, Decimalisation and Team GB. Each commemorative coin is carefully struck up to three times in order to create a superbly detailed finish, and ensuring each one meets the standards The Royal Mint is famous for. 

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales in 2016. Since opening the award-winning attraction has welcomed around 400,000 visitors through its doors and is the place to explore the 1,100-year history of coins.

Images

The Royal Mint retains copyright ownership © of all images. These may only be used for editorial purposes and cannot be sold or used for other marketing purposes without the permission of The Royal Mint.

About Bravado:
Bravado is the leading global provider of consumer, lifestyle and branding services to recording artists and entertainment brands around the world. Part of Universal Music Group, the leader in music-based entertainment, Bravado represents artists in more than 40 countries and provides services including sales, licensing, branding, marketing and e-commerce. Their extensive global distribution network gives artists and brands the opportunity to create deeper connections with their fans through apparel, consumer packaged goods and unique experiences. For more information: http://www.bravado.com

 

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