2021 ELTON JOHN MUSIC LEGENDS 1 OZ SILVER BULLION COIN The 2021 Elton John Music Legends 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin comes in an individual protective Coin capsule COIN INFORMATION This new series from The Royal Mint celebrates British Music Legends. The first bullion release features the iconic rock band, Queen, with a design approved by Roger Taylor & Brian May. This coin has a limited mintage of only 25,000! Elton John was born in London in 1942. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight but legally changed his name in 1972 to Elton Hercules John. He did this as he didn’t like the name ‘Reginald’ and saw the change as a way to disassociate himself from his childhood. John was born musically gifted; he taught himself piano at the age of 3 and started piano lessons when he was just 7. By 15 he was working as a pianist at a pub. His long-time collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin has spawned such hits as Candle in the Wind, Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, I’m Still Standing and Your Song. The singer-songwriter has released 33 studio albums, 128 official singles, and sold over 300 million records worldwide. Obverse: Displays the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds. Reverse: The coin was designed by artist Bradley Morgan Johnson. It is based on Elton’s “I’m Still Standing” days and features a Union Jack in the background with a boater hat, glasses and a bow tie. The text reads “ELTON JOHN”.