Royal Mint launches The Who commemorative coin to mark band's legacy

Publication Date24 May 2021
Date24 May 2021
To celebrate the launch, the iconic band's co-founder and lead singer, Roger Daltrey, visited The Royal Mint to strike one of the very first coins, giving the band’s seal of approval.

The Who collectable coin is the fourth in the ‘Music Legends’ series, and follows versions honouring Queen, Elton John and David Bowie.

The coin’s dynamic design includes some of the most iconic symbols from the band’s live and loud performances – including a union flag, Mod logo and speaker-smashing Rickenbacker guitar.

Together, the symbols on the coin form a pinball table, a nod to the single Pinball Wizard and album Tommy, one of the band’s most famous creations.

With the latest colour printing technology, elements of the coin have been digitally printed to showcase the vibrant red, white and blue of the band’s emblem.

Using the latest innovative technology and manufacturing techniques, a number of coins will feature a special ‘shockwave’ effect, radiating from the speaker -elevating the detail of the coin.

Clare Maclennan, divisional director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint, said: “The Who are an iconic British band with an incredible musical legacy, so it felt right to honour them with an official UK coin.

It was a privilege to have Roger Daltrey visit the Mint to strike one of the first coins and meet the team of makers that have created this wonderful design. Our Music...

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