2020 Music Legends – Queen CC Certified £5 BU


  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Year of Issue: 2020
  • Coin Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Coin Weight: 28.28g
  • Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
  • Reverse Designer: Chris Facey
  • Metal: Cupro-Nickel
  • Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

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UK £5 coin has been issued in 2020, featuring one of Britain’s most iconic and influential bands ever, Queen. 

A fitting tribute to the bands unique sound that propelled them to global stardom, this exciting new coin is full of numismatic firsts:

  • The first-time ever Queen have featured on a coin worldwide.
  • The first-time ever a British band has been celebrated on UK coinage.
  • The first in an exciting new series celebrating British music legends.

The Design

The £5 coin features a design by Chris Facey, showcasing the iconic instruments of all four founder members of the band: Britain May’s Red Special guitar, John Deacon’s Fender Precision Bass™, Roger Taylor’s Ludwig™ bass drum, and Freddy Mercury’s Bechstein™ grand piano.

What’s more, the intricate design shows the grand piano with the opening notes of Queen’s world-famous anthem Bohemian Rhapsody pressed down.

This design has been officially approved by band members Brian May and Roger Taylor to truly capture the essence of the band’s legacy.

Additional information

Weight 50 g



2011 – 2020


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