The British rock band Queen was a major force in rock music not just because of the music the group wrote and performed, but because of the changes it brought to the genre and to music in general. When the group first formed, it began experimenting with elaborate stage and recording techniques. Its smash hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” is credited with popularizing the format of music videos. Today, the group is honored by the Royal Mint with the release of the 2020 1 oz Proof Silver British Music Legends Queen Coin available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship in a Royal Mint commemorative box with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- First coin design in the Music Legends Series!
- Mintage limited to 7,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The face value of 2 (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse.
- Musical instruments and the group name “Queen” appear on the reverse.
- Edge-lettered names of the original group members!
- Only coin option in the collection to include colorization!
- Designed by Chris Facey.
Queen gained popularity in the United Kingdom right off the bat with the release of its debut album Queen in 1973. The follow-up album entitled Queen II released in 1974 got them on the charts for the first time, with Sheer Heart Attack in 1974 and A Night at the Opera in 1975 finally delivering international fame for the British rock group. Now the group is immortalized in the numismatic world as the first to feature in the new Royal Mint of England Music Legends Series.
All of the 2020 1 oz Proof Silver British Music Legends Queen Coins in this listing are available to you with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Royal Mint and a black clamshell display box to house the coin. These coins feature rare edge-lettering from the Royal Mint, with this release inscribing the last names of the four original members of Queen: Mercury, Taylor, Deacon, and May. The 1 oz silver proof in the Music Legends Series is unique unto itself as it is the only coin in the release with colorized fields on the reverse.
The obverse of the 2020 Proof Silver British Music Legends Queen Coin includes the right-profile bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Here, the Queen is depicted wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown, an impressive piece from the Crown Jewels that includes 1,333 diamonds that weigh in excess of 300 karats.
On the reverse field of 2020 1 oz Proof Silver British Music Legends Queen coins, you will find musical instruments used by the members of the band. This includes two guitars, a drum, and a keyboard. There is a microphone on its stand situated horizontally through the center of the design field with “Queen” inscribed above. Select visual elements on this side have the gold colorization.
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