Queen has become the first British band to join Queen Elizabeth II on a commemorative coin.
The Independent reports that the Royal Mint released a commemorative coin collection to celebrate the band as part of its ongoing “Music Legends” series.
The coins detail the instruments of all four members of the band, including Brian May’s Red Special guitar, John Deacon’s Fender Precision bass, Roger Taylor’s Ludwig bass drum and Freddie Mercury’s Bechstein grand piano. The coin’s designer Chris Facey also paid tribute to “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the band’s most celebrated hit, with the keys of the piano on the coin pressed down for the opening notes of the song.
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