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

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) silver coins are denominated as either two pounds (£2) or five pounds (£5), depending on the occasion.

Initially, these were only of the Britannia type, but in 2015 the Royal Mint started to use the format for coins with other types of reverse designs, celebrating various aspects of British heritage.

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.

This commemorative silver 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.

Information about: Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Proof - 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, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 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.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Proof - 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).

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

Reverse Inscription ELTON JOHN
EdgeInscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionELTON JOHN
Notes

The coin was issued boxed, in Proof FDC grade, Royal Mint product code UK20EJ1S, issue price £95.00, issue limit 7,500, maximum coin mintage 10,000. It is the only coloured coin in the range and the only one to feature edge lettering.

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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Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Proof: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), One year types
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintage7,494
Mintage Limit10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBradley Morgan Johnson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Thickness3.0000 mm
Mass31.2100 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-AKKL-OYJD
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