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Elton John Honored With Official UK Coin

Elton John now has his own official U.K. coin. John is the first solo artist and second British act, following Queen, to be honored with a commemorative coin as part of The Royal Mint’s "Music Legends" series.

The coin, designed by Bradley Morgan Johnson and available as gold, silver, and non-precious metal, features John's famous music-note glasses and straw boater's hat.

“It really is a fabulous honor to be recognized in this way,” John said in a statement. “The last few years have contained some of the most memorable moments of my career, and this is another truly humbling milestone on my journey.”

You can see the different editions of the coin and purchase them here.

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Article image: Elton John at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. (David Shankbone [Available through Public Domain] via Flickr.)

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