Queen becomes 1st band to get their name on a UK royal coin

Queen becomes 1st band to get their name on a UK royal coin

- Queen has become the first band to be honoured by having their name put on a UK coin

- The band shares the uncirculated coin with Queen Elizabeth II

- It's available for purchase to kick off the royal mint's Music Legends series

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TheWe Are The Champions legends, Queen, are ecstatic to be the first-ever band to feature on an official UK coin.

They share the honour with Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is uncirculated but available for purchase.

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It's been released to kickstart the royal mint's Music Legends series.

Lead guitarist Brian May said, "This is a big 'Who could have imagined it?' moment for us. When we began as Queen, even the first rung of the ladder to recognition seemed remote and unreachable.
"To have our band recognised and our music celebrated in this way is very touching - a real honour."
Drummer Roger added, "Marvellous, all this fuss over our band. I feel entirely spent."

Fans were excited to buy the coin:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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