Probably better than a bitcoin, or bitchcoin, the Royal Mint, maker of United Kingdom coins, unveils an array of collectable coins celebrating the British band, The Who. The collectable coins are the fourth in The Royal Mint’s “Music Legends” series and follows coins in honor of Queen, Elton John, and David Bowie.
Roger Daltrey, co-founder and lead singer of The Who, visited The Royal Mint to strike one of the very first coins, giving the band’s seal of approval. The coin’s design includes symbols from the band’s live and loud performances including a union flag, Mod logo, and a Rickenbacker guitar. Symbols on the coin form a pinball table, referring to Pinball Wizard from the album Tommy, one of the band’s most famous creations.
Employing state-of-the-art color printing technology, elements of the coin showcase the vibrant red, white, and blue of the band’s emblem. A number of Who coins will feature a unique shockwave’ effect that radiates from an image of a loudspeaker, thereby elevating the detail of the coin.
Roger Daltrey, said, “It’s an honor to have a coin produced to celebrate The Who’s musical legacy. The coin’s design captures the true essence of the band and what we represent. It was a fantastic moment being able to strike one of the very first pieces in the collection and see the range of technologies and processes involved in the making of the coin.”
Pete Townshend, Lead Guitarist of The Who echoes the sentiment, “I am delighted that the band’s work is being recognized by this fantastic range of coins from The Royal Mint.”
Want to get your hands on some Who coins? If so, whip out your wallet and visit The Royal Mint.
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