The Rolling Stones are honored with a “Made to Rock” coin for their 60th anniversary

The Rolling Stones may want money, but now they’re looking for money in the UK too!

Britain’s Royal Mint, the country’s oldest company and official mint of British coins, is celebrating the iconic band’s 60th anniversary by making them the face of a new collector’s coin.

The £5 (US$6.07) Made to Rock coin features a silhouette image of the performing band and the band’s name in what is known as the 1973 Classic font, according to the Associated Press.

Frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and late drummer Charlie Watts all feature on the coin.

“We are delighted to be honored with an official British mint,” the band said in a statement included in the Royal Mint’s announcement. “All the more significant that the release coincides with our 60th anniversary.”

The new coin is the fifth in the Royal Mint’s Music Legends series, which celebrates British artists. Other artists honored in the series include Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and The Who.

The collectibles cost more than the average coin, with similar ones from the Music Legends series ranging from £15 ($18.12) to £465 ($561.92).

The Made to Rock £5 ($6.07) coin features a silhouette image of the performing band and the band's name in what is known as the 1973 Classic font.
The Made to Rock coin features an image of the Rolling Stones’ performance and the band’s name in their classic 1973 font.
The Royal Coin

“Our Music Legends series is creating a new generation of coin collectors,” said Rebecca Morgan, director of collectors services at The Royal Mint, according to the AP. “We hope this is a fitting tribute to the band’s 60 years of rock ‘n’ roll music for their millions of fans around the world. The Rolling Stones are British rock legends and we expect this coin to be incredibly coveted by coin collectors and music lovers alike.”

A collector's coin to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rolling Stones.
The coin is the fifth in the Royal Mint’s Music Legends series.
AP

The Royal Mint said this coin is unique because it is one of the last to honor the life and ministry of Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September aged 96.

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during the band "No filter" Tour on November 15, 2021 in Detroit.
Mick Jagger is featured on the coin along with Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts.
Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP

“The coin is also one of the last to be issued with the effigy of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking a significant moment in history,” Morgan added in the statement.

The Rolling Stones were back on the road this year with their 2022 Sixty European tour, which ended in Berlin in August.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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