Mod-Rock Legends, The WHO, to be celebrated on UK £5 Coin – What we know so far…

Among the most popular and influential bands of the 1960s and ’70s, The WHO were key to defining the mod genre and originated the ‘rock opera’ both in Britain and worldwide.

The WHO (pictured 1965). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Despite having an early influence from the American Rhythm and Blues genre, The WHO’s move towards a new style of British rock allowed them to reject any form of pretension when dealing with teenage frustrations.

The WHO’s undeniable popularity, which spans across generations, has granted them numerous awards and they even reached the Grammy Hall of Fame for their single “My Generation” and the albums Tommy and Who’s Next.

But Change Checker is head-bangingly excited to reveal that as of The Royal Proclamation on 28th April 2021, The WHO can add a brand new UK £5 coin to their impressive collection of accolades.

Whilst the design of the coin remains top secret, we can expect the reverse to show a depiction of a guitar shaped pinball machine accompanied by the inscription “THE WHO”.

Whilst it hasn’t been officially confirmed, we can safely assume this coin will be part of the incredible Music Legends series which brought us the 2020 UK Queen £5, the 2020 Elton John £5, and the 2020 UK David Bowie £5.

We’re so excited for the design of this brand new coin to be revealed – we’re sure it’s going to rock the coin collecting world…

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Be one of the first to receive the brand new The WHO £5 coin!

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  1. Julian Berkeley on May 6, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Surprised! Thought is was going to be Macca – the Royal Mail are just starting a series of stamps on him and their music issues often link with the Royal Mint.

  2. Del Stead on May 1, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    One of my favourite bands, looking forward to this one

  3. Tony Sidwell on April 30, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Awesome, great band and glad the coin is coming out

  4. Jean on April 30, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Great to hear that The Who are going to be represented on a coin.
    I’m looking forward to adding to my collections.Have got Elton John and Queen.

    • Alexandra Siddons on April 30, 2021 at 1:24 pm

      So pleased to hear you’re looking forward to The WHO £5 coin!

  5. Dave Zipfel on April 30, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Im interested in the Silver proof 1oz when it comes out please ?