01 December 2022
The Royal Mint celebrates 60 years of the Rolling Stones with a new collectable coin
The new £5 coin is the fifth in The Royal Mint's Music Legends Collection of coins celebrating British music legends, which so far has featured Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and The Who.
Since forming in 1962, the Stones have been dubbed 'The Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band in the Word', and the new coin pays homage to their legendary live shows. Designed by Hannah Phizacklea, it shows the band in performance, with the silhouette design capturing the energy and excitement of a gig.
'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,' said Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint. '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.'
Adding to the coin's collectability, it is one of the last to be released bearing the effigy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
The Rolling Stones are honoured to be included in the Music Legends Collection. 'We are delighted to be honoured by way of an official UK coin. Even more significant that the release coincides with our 60th anniversary.'
The coin has been created by The Royal Mint and Bravado, Universal Music's leading merchandise and brand management company. The 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.