The Royal Proclamation issued on the 14th of February 2020 confirms that an Elton John £5 coin will be released this year.

The news comes following the exciting release of the first coin in The Royal Mint’s Music Legends coin series – the Queen £5 – earlier this year.

It’s safe to assume the Elton John £5 will be part of this series and we’re sure that collectors and Elton fans alike will be feeling the love for this new coin.

At the moment, the designs are still top secret but the reverse is said to feature Elton John’s boater hat, glasses and bow tie set against a union flag and the inscription “ELTON JOHN”.

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42 Comments

  1. William MacKinven on March 16, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Keep the artists British.



  2. Stuart Morris on March 11, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Being a UK coin it should be UK legends and the Mint should have probably started with the band that started the legends theme and that is The Beatles



    • Alexandra Siddons on March 13, 2020 at 10:32 am

      Hi Stuart, it’s been great to see UK Music Legends Queen being celebrated on a coin and we’re so excited to see which other UK music icons appear in the series! The Beatles would be a great addition to the collection.



  3. Daz on March 6, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I would like to see Cher, Sting, The Police



    • Alexandra Siddons on March 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Daz, they’re some great artists! I think The Police would be great on a coin!



  4. Sarah on March 6, 2020 at 2:38 am

    I would love to see Micheal Jackson Elvis Presley Amy winehouse Madonna the osmonds cliff richard George Michael and Diana Ross and the supremes and whitney Houston all great ones and should be on a £5 pound coin .



    • Alexandra Siddons on March 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Wow, it would be great to see all of those musicians celebrated on UK coins, Sarah!



  5. Nigel on March 5, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley



    • Alexandra Siddons on March 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      They’re some great suggestions Nigel!



  6. dave gibbs on March 5, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Marc Bolan, Ozzy Osborn, John Lennon, Phil lynot, David Bowie, Mick Ronnson, Lemmy of Motorhead fame,
    George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Karen Carpenter, dame Vera lynn, Suzzie Q



    • Alexandra Siddons on March 6, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      That’s a great list of musicians Dave. I wonder if we’ll ever see any of them celebrated on UK coinage!



  7. CATHERINE COOK on March 5, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    would love to have a david bowie and marc bolan coin



    • Alexandra Siddons on March 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      I’d love to see David Bowie on a coin too Catherine!



  8. David Lee on March 5, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Definitely The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Eagles.



    • Alexandra Siddons on March 6, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Great suggestion David!



  9. Gilbert Thom McDonnell on March 4, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    As the £5 coin is British and has links to the Commonwealth then in keeping with the 4 nations which make up the United Kingdom why not have coins from each nation. There are many groups and performers of note to choose from.



  10. Paul Currie on February 19, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Kings of Classic Rock – The Moody Blues



    • Blayne Delport on February 23, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      David Bowie



  11. Sherry Butcher on February 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    So pleased to Hear about Elton! Now……
    Beatles
    Cilla Black
    Moody Blues
    The Rolling Stones
    Diana Ross and Supremes
    The Who



  12. Agnes Bentley on February 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I would love a whitney Houston coin..



  13. Wendy Martin on February 17, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Queen coin please



  14. mike solomon on February 17, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Cilla Black ?



  15. Paul Marshall on February 17, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Carly Simon, James Taylor, The Carpenters, Kate Bush, Phil Collins,



  16. Mervyn Hood on February 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    How about the following acts??:-
    Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Blind Faith, Eric Clapton, Machinehead, Alice Cooper, Suzi Quattro.
    Admittedly not all British but ALL were a major part of the British Rock Scene and some even adopted the UK as their home/main residence, e.g.:- Jimi Hendrix and Suzi Quattro. In all a worthy bunch to be commemorated for their major contributions.



    • Ian Gibbinson on March 9, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      Michael Jackson, the spice girls



      • Alexandra Siddons on March 10, 2020 at 11:55 am

        The Spice Girls would be a great addition to the Music Legends Series!



  17. Lee Malin on February 17, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Sex Pistols



  18. Cliff Richard on February 17, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Cliff Richard



  19. Dennis Gingell on February 17, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    would like to see these on a £5 coin
    David Bowie
    Rolling Stones
    The CLASH
    Roxy Music



  20. Michael Ward on February 17, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Peter Gabriel



  21. Neil Pomeroy on February 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Rod stewart
    Adele
    Beatles



  22. kelly cooke on February 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Would love to see all music icons on a £5 coin
    Definitely the likes of Madonna,Michael jackson and Osmonds who were a favourite of my mums.



  23. Rebecca Adams on February 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Prince
    Amy Winehouse
    The Beatles
    David Bowie



  24. Margaret Carden on February 17, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    It would have to be the greatest singer/songwriters of all time:-

    Elvis Priestly
    Michael Jackson
    George Michael



  25. Mark Graver on February 17, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    I think we need to see David Bowie on a £5 Coin



  26. A.R.Marchant on February 17, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    I would like to see the Big O Roy Orbison coin and Elvis.



  27. Derek Tresadern on February 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Tom Jones; Shirley Bassey; The Beatles



  28. Malcolm Rosenberg on February 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    How about the Rolling Stones.



  29. Gordon Pope on February 17, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    I would like to see David Bowie on a coin.



  30. Annette Greig on February 17, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Definitely ABBA



  31. Dave Zipfel on February 17, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    David Bowie / Ziggy stardust would be great, or ACDC, iron maiden, Lemmy/motorhead, slade, beatles, ELO. There are to many too list really lol.



  32. Martin Winwood on February 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    I would like to see the WHO on the music legends coin