The Royal Mint releases new collectable coin to celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts attend the opening night party for "Exhibitionism" in New York on Nov. 15, 2016.
The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts attend the opening night party for "Exhibitionism" in New York on Nov. 15, 2016. Copyright AP Photo
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You can't always get what you want, but you might get what you need if you love to collect coins as Britain's Royal Mint has decided to mark the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, one of the world's most famous rock n'roll bands.

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The Royal Mint has launched a new collectible coin celebrating the iconic British rock 'n' roll band The Rolling Stones. The new coin is the fifth in The Royal Mint’s “Music Legends” series. Other designs have honored music icons Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and The Who.

Since forming in 1962, The Rolling Stones have wowed fans around the world with their timeless hits, classic albums, and iconic performances. 

A legendary act with cross-generational appeal, The Rolling Stones are one of the biggest-selling acts in British music history and are hailed by some as the greatest rock 'n' roll band ever. Original drummer Charlie Watts died in 2021.

The band said, “We are delighted to be honored by way of an official UK coin. Even more significant that the release coincides with our 60th anniversary”.

Video editor • Kerem Congar

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