Elton John honoured with his own commemorative coin from The Royal Mint

Elton John today became the second artist to be honoured by Britain’s Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to the decorated British singer-songwriter. The coin, designed by artist Bradley Morgan Johnson, depicts John’s distinctive straw boater’s hat, and fashions his trademark glasses out of a pair of musical notes.

Britain is set to invest nearly $2 billion in cultural institutions and the arts to help a sector that has been crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Theatres, opera houses and ballet companies have been left without a live audience for months.

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