Limited edition 1/4oz gold proof collector’s piece. This coin is part of the fourth collection in The Royal Mint’s Music Legends series, celebrating the British artist that have dominated and transformed the world of popular music. When Queen headlined the initial Music Legends collection, it represented the first time that a band had been memorialised on UK coinage. The Royal Mint kept up a steady beat of releases through 2020, adding collections celebrating Elton John and David Bowie to the popular series. 2021 saw the introduction of range celebrating English rock band, The Who. Formed in the early 60s, The Who have now sold more than 100 million records worldwide in a career spanning six decades. They’re known for singles like My Generation and Baba O’Riley, pioneering rock operas like Tommy and Quadrophenia, paired with an electric stage presence that shaped punk, metal, power pop and progressive rock. Their instantly recognisable bullseye logo features on the reverse of this coin in a design crafted by Henry Gray alongside a Rickenbacker guitar with a Union Jack motif and a pair of pinball machine flippers, a ball speeding down the neck. This quarter oz coin is composed of 7.80 grams of 999.9 fine gold. It has a diameter of 22.00 millimetres and a face value of £25 / Twenty Five Pounds. It’s from a limited presentation of just 1,000 pieces. You will receive your The Who coin in its original presentation packing from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with inscription around that reads: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·'.
Artist: Henry Gray. Guitar with Union Jack motif, pinball bursting through speaker stack, revealing The Who's bullseye logo.
Struck in 7.80 grams of 999.9 gold with a diameter of 22.00 millimetres. Fine proof finish.
From a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. Offered in its original presentation packaging with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Precious Metal Content:
Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
£25 / Twenty Five Pound
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Proof - Boxed with certificate of authenticity
First release for 2021 in the Royal Mint's Music Legends series
Celebrates influential English rock band, The Who
Limited edition presentation of just 1,000
Face value of £25 / Twenty Five Pounds
7.80 grams of 999.9 fineness (24 carat) gold
22.00 millimetre diameter
Fine proof finish
Reverse inspired by Pinball Wizard, featuring The Who's bullseye logo
Obverse features Jody Clark's fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
In original packaging, complete with certificate of authenticity
Steeped in more than 1,100 years of history, The Royal Mint supplies all of the United Kingdom's coinage as well as currency for nations around the world. Renown for craftsmanship and thoughtful design, The Royal Mint also produces commemorative coins, favoured by investors and collectors.
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