The Rolling Stones: Royal Mint issues coin collection celebrating band's 60th anniversary

A set of collectable coins celebrating The Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary is being issued by the Royal Mint.

The coins feature a silhouette of the band - including lead singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood and late drummer Charlie Watts - playing live.

The set is part of the mint's Music Legends collection which has been available for a number of years and also includes coin collections featuring Queen, Sir Elton John, David Bowie and The Who.

The image of the Stones, designed by Hannah Phizacklea, reflects "the energy and excitement" of one of the band's gigs, the mint said.

The collection's aim is to mix the iconic band's "instruments, stage presence, heritage and fashion… to celebrate the global impact of their music," the mint added.

Formed in 1962, The Rolling Stones' hits include Satisfaction, Jumpin' Jack Flash, You Can't Always Get What You Want and Sympathy For The Devil.

Rebecca Morgan, director of collector services at the Royal Mint, said: "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.

"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," she added.

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The 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."

Prices for the various versions of the coins range from £14.50 for a £5 brilliant uncirculated coin to £76,135 for a £1,000 denomination gold coin.

The Mint said the Music Legends series is one of its most popular international coin collections.

The Stones are made up of Jagger, Richards and Wood, following the death of long-standing drummer Charlie Watts.

Watts died on 24 August 2021 at the age of 80.