British Royal Mint Rocks You with New Killer Queen Coin
Queen, one of the most successful rock bands of all time, has over thirty albums from live shows, studios, soundtracks, and compilations. Now, Queen is honored for the first time on bullion coins. Their revered lineup began in 1970 with Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. Despite the devastating loss of Mercury in the 1990s, the band lives on and continues rocking concert venues today.
Rock and Roll—Now on Coins
For the first time ever, the Royal Mint unleashes a series featuring bands and musical artists on official UK coins. This series is known as the Music Legends line to honor musicians whose music defined their decade. Its lineup is yet to be fully announced, but opening this innovative collection is the unforgettable band Queen.
The coins to begin the series are the 2020 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Music Legends Queen Coin and 2020 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Music Legends Queen Coin. The gold coin comes in incredible .9999 fine gold, while the stunning silver arrives in beautiful .999 purity. These coins are legal tender backed by the British government.
Music fans everywhere will appreciate this up-and-coming series to honor modern musical figures who have left monumental impacts on the music world. Do not wait too long to purchase these coins as they have limited mintages. The silver coin might have a mintage of 25,000, but the gold coin only has a mintage of 2,500 and will not be in stock for long. This is no Day at the Races, but collectors should hurry and add these coins to their portfolios before it’s too late!
Legendary Queen Breaks Free
Queen has been around since 1970 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Their success is contrary to their humble beginnings as portrayed by nonfiction books and the infamous Bohemian Rhapsody film.
Even though their start was small, they quickly grew to immense levels of fame. In 1973 they released their eponymous debut album and climbed the UK charts in 1974 with their second, Queen II. By 1975, they reached international fame with their fourth album, A Night At The Opera. This album is most famous for the release of the top single Bohemian Rhapsody. Although the song was hugely successful, former EMI chief Roy Featherstone who worked with Queen and doubted this song would be a successful single. His concern was primarily from its 6-minute length.
Years of producing highly popular songs including the best selling single Another One Bites the Dust resulted in Queen changing the face of the rock genre forever. Their compilation album entitled Greatest Hits maintains its status as the best-selling album in the UK. The US certified this album platinum eight times.
Sadly, Mercury passed away from bronchopneumonia complicated by AIDs in 1991. His last live performance was in 1986, only one year after their 1985 Live Aid performance to raise funds for the Ethiopian Famine. His death shocked many as news about his health was kept mostly secret. However, Queen still lives on today, performing with Adam Lambert as their lead singer. As Mercury sang, The Show Must Go On, and the curtain has not yet fallen on Queen.
Killer Queen Coin
On the obverse of the coin is the Jody Clark portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She is seen facing the right with her royal crown and earrings.
Royal Mint’s own product manager Chris Facey designed this coin’s fabulous reverse. On the reverse, you will find the name Queen in the same font used for their albums. Furthermore, the piano’s keys have a latent feature as a tribute for the opening notes of Bohemian Rhapsody. This design consequently won the approval of original members Roger Taylor and Brian May.
Additionally, surrounding the name are instruments. Each one represents the original band members. A standing microphone underlines “Queen”, and above it is a piano to symbolize Mercury. The guitar and bass on opposite halves signify Brian May and John Deacon while the bass drum on the bottom represents John Deacon.
- Limited mintage of 2,500
- First coin of the Music Legends coin series
- Struck from .9999 fine gold with a weight of 1 oz
- Brilliant Uncirculated Condition
- Struck by British Royal Mint
- Face value of 100 British Pounds
- Legal tender coin backed by British Government
- Precious Metals IRA Eligible
- Individual coins come in protective flip
- Obverse: Displays the right-facing bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions: “Elizabeth II”, “D.G. REG F.D” (Queen by the Grace of God), and the denomination.
- Reverse: Features the inscription “QUEEN” underlined with a microphone. Also surrounded by instruments including a piano, guitar, bass guitar, and drum. Purity, weight, and year inscriptions border the coin in repeating text.
THE BRITISH ROYAL MINT
The British Royal Mint has been around since 1968 in South Wales. This company has expertly crafted creative designs from the classic silver and gold Brittanias to Gold Sovereigns. More recently, their silver and gold Queen’s Beasts series to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II has become one of their most popular. Now, they can add this fantastic Music Legends series to their list of impeccably crafted coins.
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