Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) gold coins are denominated as One Hundred Pounds (£100).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This bullion gold one-ounce coin celebrating Sir Elton John is the second in the Music Legends coin series by the Royal Mint (after the one dedicated to Queen).

The Royal Mint says:
"Sir Elton Hercules John is the second best-selling British musical act of all time, behind The Beatles, and in the United States of America he is the most successful solo male artist in their chart history. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, given more than 4,000 performances (and counting). He has helped break down barriers, challenging and helping change perceptions about sexuality, and has spent decades championing good causes - most notably the fight against AIDS. An undisputed music legend, Elton John is one of the world’s most influential cultural figures."

Given that the Royal Mint has a convention to only depict living people on coinage if they are part of the Royal Family, Elton John is not actually depicted on the coin; instead, his hat and a pair of sunglasses are arranged so as to create the impression of a face.

The "Music Legends" range of coins featuring Elton John consists mostly of proof coins; this one though is a "bullion" coin released in Brilliant Uncirculated grade, in a protective plastic capsule, with mintage limited at 2,500. In keeping with Royal Mint convention, the obverse has a textured background to distinguish the coin from the proof versions; another difference is that the precious metal content is written on the reverse.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

The obverse has a textured background with a geometric pattern (guilloché).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows Elton John's iconic straw boater's hat, above a pair of sunglasses made up of two joined musical notes, and a bow tie - all arranged in a way which creates an impression of a face; these are all selectively colourised. The background has part of the cross of the Union Jack flag.

Across the horizontal stripe of the cross, the inscription ELTON JOHN, with a star within each letter O. Below right, the designer's initials BJM (for Bradley Morgan Johnson).

Repeated many times in tiny letters around the rim of the coin, 1 OZ FINE GOLD 999.9 2021 (one ounce 99.99% gold).

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription ELTON JOHN
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See also

Elton John coins in the second part of the Music Legends collection include:
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Elton John 2020
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Elton John 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Elton John 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Elton John 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), Elton John 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Elton John 2020
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Elton John 2020
- 2 oz Silver Proof Elton John 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Elton John 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), Elton John 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, Elton John 2020
- £5 CuproNickel, Brilliant Uncirculated, Elton John 2020

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Gold Ounce 2002 Britannia 945 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
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Gold Ounce 2010 Neptune 3,151 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2010 ' 100 ' POUNDS '
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Gold Ounce 2015 Britannia, Proof 234 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2016 Britannia, Proof 224 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2017 Unicorn of Scotland, Proof 418 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2017 Britannia, Proof 238 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Total Mintage2,500
Mintage Limit2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerBradley Morgan Johnson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.690 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-JQLK-EJZN
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