Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John

The half ounce silver piece is a bullion and commemorative denomination issued by the Royal Mint. It is used mostly for Britannia-type coins: British bullion coins issued in gold since 1987 and in silver since 1997. Some of the one-year types are not Britannia-themed.

This commemorative silver half-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.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John - 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 (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John - 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. 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).

The date, face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription ELTON JOHN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin was issued encased in a printed acrylic block, boxed, in Proof FDC grade, Royal Mint product code UK20EJHS, issue price £60.00, issue limit 14,000. Maximum coin mintage 15,000.

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

All (45) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 1997 Britannia 11,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 1 POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 1998 Britannia 3,044 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2001 Britannia 4,596 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2003 Britannia 3,669 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2005 Britannia 2,360 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Standing 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Charioteer 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Guardian 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Waves 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Seated 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Wreath 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2008 Britannia 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2009 Britannia 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2010 Britannia 3,497 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2011 Britannia 2,483 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Standing 4,251 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Charioteer 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Guardian 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Waves 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Seated 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Wreath 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Beachside 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Profile 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Union Jack 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Britannia 3,087 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Britannia 2,285 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Britannia 1,559 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Britannia 1,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Britannia 1,347 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Bond, James Bond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
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Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBradley Morgan Johnson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.000 mm
Mass15.710 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-LKKD-EXGL
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Elton John 2020 UK Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Acrylic block.
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Elton John 2020 UK Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin
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