Following the recent release of the first Music Legends coin for Queen, comes the 2020 Great Britain 1oz and 1/4oz Gold Proof Music Legends, Elton John. This coin celebrates one of the world's most iconic rock ‘n roll icons of all time.
Sir Elton Hercules John is recognised globally as one of the world’s most flamboyant and successful singer/songwriters of all time. Throughout his career as an entertainer, he has collected an impressive amount of awards for his musical efforts, including 26 gold, 38 platinum, 1 diamond, 40 platinum and 23 gold albums over 50 Top 40 Hits. He has also sold over 300 million records worldwide. Currently, Elton John’s 1997 hit “Candle In The Wind” holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, selling over 33 million copies globally.
Elton John has gone on to tour the world, impressing fans in over 80 countries with his radical outfit choices and extravagant spectacles that have become his signature style.
Born in England in 1947 as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he proved at a young age that he was a musical genius. At the age of three years, he played The Skater’s Waltz by ear, and by age 11 he had been awarded a scholarship at the royal Academy of Music where he went on to fine tune his musical talent.