New collectable coins celebrating the Rolling Stones in the 60th year of the band’s existence have been launched by the Royal Mint.
The design is the fifth to be released in the Mint’s Music Legends series, which also features Queen, Sir Elton John, David Bowie, and the Who.
The Royal Mint said the series has become one of its most popular global coin collections.
The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 and their hits include Satisfaction, Wild Horses, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Start Me Up, You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Sympathy For The Devil.
Designed by Hannah Phizacklea, the coins bring together elements of the Rolling Stones’ instruments, stage presence, heritage and fashion to celebrate the global impact of their music, the Mint added.
The design captures the band mid-performance via a silhouette illustration designed to reflect the energy and excitement of attending their gigs.
Rebecca Morgan, director of collector services at the Royal Mint, said: “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.
“We hope this provides a fitting tribute to the band’s 60 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, 13 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.
“The coin is also one of the last to be released bearing the effigy of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking a significant moment in history.”
The Rolling Stones said in a statement: “We are delighted to be honoured by way of an official UK coin. Even more significant that the release coincides with our 60th anniversary.”
Brought together by the Royal Mint and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, the Rolling Stones coin is available in various versions.
Prices range from £14.50 for a £5 denomination brilliant uncirculated coin and £23.50 for a colour version to £76,135 for a £1,000 denomination gold coin.