***BREAKING NEWS***

The first coin in The Royal Mint’s Music Legends £5 series has just been released, and this £5 is sure to rock you…

For the first time ever, QUEEN feature on a brand new UK coin!

2020 UK Queen £5

The Show Must Go On

As one of Britain’s most iconic and influential bands ever, Queen’s unique sound quickly propelled them to global stardom!

The band was formed in London in 1970 and released their debut album in 1973.

From one hit to another, Queen rocked the nation and became a British icon, creating unique and timeless songs which are still loved to this day.

And as of 2005, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks on the UK Album Charts – equating to twenty-six years (according to the Guinness Book of World Records).

2020 Queen £5 Coin

To celebrate these true music legends, a brand new Queen £5 coin has been released by The Royal Mint.

2020 UK Queen £5

The £5 coin features a design by Chris Facey, showcasing the iconic instruments of all four founder members of the band: Britain May’s Red Special guitar, John Deacon’s Fender Precision Bass™, Roger Taylor’s Ludwig™ bass drum, and Freddy Mercury’s Bechstein™ grand piano.

But my favourite part of this coin design has got to be the grand piano with the opening notes of Queen’s world-famous anthem Bohemian Rhapsody pressed down.

Band members Brian May and Roger Taylor have officially approved the design of this £5 coin and this, alongside the fact that the coin is full of numismatic firsts, is sure to make it particularly sought-after amongst collectors:

  • The first-time ever Queen have featured on a coin worldwide
  • The first-time ever a British band has been celebrated on UK coinage
  • The first in an exciting new series celebrating British music legends

I’m sure you’re just as excited as we are by this brand new coin release and the start of the Music Legends £5 series. Who do you think will appear on the next coin in the series? Let us know in the comments below!


A genuine numismatic first – secure yours today

As you would expect with a coin this exciting, your brand new UK £5 has been struck to superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging to preserve its quality forever.

Become part of British history and secure the first-ever Queen £5 coin for your collection right now by clicking here.

25 Comments

  1. Greg Doyle on February 10, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Pink floyd coin would be awesome, David Gilmore absolute legend. Thanks an thanks for my new hobby 😁



  2. Jim Kentley on February 4, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Now that we are into February 2020 is there ANY chance of making the 2019 I D cards available so that I can update my Change Checker book. I understand that you had to wait to know which 2019 coins are in in circulation but 2019 ended 2 months ago.



    • Rachel Hooper on February 5, 2020 at 9:03 am

      Hi Jim, we have been working on the 2019 ID cards now we know which coins to include and these will be available on the website shortly 🙂



  3. andystarlight on February 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    its about time we had music legends on good size round coins as i am sick of the so called 50p shape showing beautiful coins ruined by the 50p shape the round coins i agree wholehearted with mike bentley’s comment not forgetting small faces i played with a lot of top bands and session work before i joined the forces.apart from coin collecting my other hobby is cosmology and what a lot of people do not know that brian may has a doctorate in cosmology as well as one of the worlds best musicians i knew brian may only for short time we met at the the late great patrick moore house in surrey where he had a great telescopes really great doe’s he laid on, fantastic memories thank god for queens ROUND great coins thanks to brian and roger great minds think alike



  4. Coin_Buff on January 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    I’ve just received my £5 Queen coin today
    It’s amazing!



    • Alexandra Siddons on January 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

      We’re so pleased you like the coin as much as we do! 🙂



    • Jane on February 3, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      Eagerly waiting to see which of the 3 limited edition bu coins is the most popular?! I got all 3 anyway, well whole set actually, but curious about the use of 4 different covers for the bu coin? Has this happened before?



  5. Andrew on January 24, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Pink Floyd? Surely the DSOTM album cover would be perfect on a coin!



  6. Mike Bentley on January 21, 2020 at 2:00 am

    I hope the following iconic UK Bands will be featured in the future series ….
    Led Zeppelin, Yes, Black Sabbath, ELP, The Beatles, The Who, Genesis etc

    The Roger Dean YES logo would look stunning on a coin.

    Any more suggestions from any one?



    • Alexandra Siddons on January 21, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Hi Mike, these are all great iconic UK bands! We’re really excited to find out who else will feature in the series! 🙂



    • andystarlight on February 1, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      its about time we had music legends on good size round coins as i am sick of the so called 50p shape showing beautiful coins ruined by the 50p shape the round coins i agree wholehearted with mike bentley’s comment not forgetting small faces i played with a lot of top bands and session work before i joined the forces.apart from coin collecting my other hobby is cosmology and what a lot of people do not know that brian may has a doctorate in cosmology as well as one of the worlds best musicians i knew brian may we met at the the late great patrick moore house in surrey where he had a great telescopes really great doe’s he laid on, fantastic memories thank god for queens ROUND great coins thanks to brian and roger great minds think alike



  7. Rozanna Baines on January 20, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Hello, I have placed an order and given my payment details. When will I receive a confirmatory e-mail, have the payment debited from my account and finally(!), when are the coins dispatched?



  8. M.J.Hughes on January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    When will it be Published?



    • Alexandra Siddons on January 20, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Hi there, the coins were released this morning at 9am! 🙂



  9. Barry Jeffrey on January 20, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Absolutely fabulous. There could not have been a more suitable music subject to go on a collectable coin. Thus enabling Queen to live on forever!!! Thank-you.



    • Alexandra Siddons on January 20, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Barry,
      It’s great to hear you love the coin! We love it too! 🙂



  10. Mervyn Hood on January 20, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Great – others in the series?;- Cream, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix (honorary Brit?), Motorhead, etc, etc…………. get the picture??



    • Alexandra Siddons on January 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Mervyn, those are some great music legends! We can’t wait to find out who else will feature in this series! 🙂



  11. Ethalleo on January 20, 2020 at 9:16 am

    The coin looks good but at almost £14.00 for a £5.00 coin it is far too expensive.



    • Alexandra Siddons on January 20, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Ethalleo,
      It’s great to hear you like the design of the coin!
      This coin comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, which means it will have been specially struck by The Royal Mint to be free of scratches and marks. It also comes protectively encapsulated to preserve its quality.
      This is the cheapest way to own this coin in this quality, at just £10.99 (+p&p).



      • Jane on January 23, 2020 at 4:37 am

        Hello checkers,
        Loving this new coin!!! Coin themes have so much scope and my favourite band made first place in this series. Time is giving Queen their rightful status within our distinguished music history. Well done designers and love the nod to BR on the piano keys! Next band? – Jagger has to feature so will go with the Rolling Stones 😁



      • Alexandra Siddons on January 27, 2020 at 9:02 am

        Hi Jane,
        We’re so pleased you love the design as much as we do! It really is such a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s most iconic bands! We’re so excited for the rest of the Music Legends series to be announced!



  12. Dave Zipfel on January 20, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Is it in silver proof?