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Coins celebrating The Who issued — with one solid gold version costing £68k


COINS celebrating the music of The Who have been issued — with a solid gold one, setting fans back £68,380.

Pinball Wizard singer Roger Daltrey, 77, visited the Royal Mint to strike the first one.

Roger Daltrey visited the Royal Mint to strike the first one

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Roger Daltrey visited the Royal Mint to strike the first one

He said: “It’s an honour to have a coin produced to celebrate The Who’s musical legacy.

“The coin’s design captures the true essence of the band and what we represent.

“It was a fantastic moment being able to strike one of the very first pieces in the collection and see the range of technologies and processes involved in the making of the coin.”

A colour £5 coin will cost £22.50

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A colour £5 coin will cost £22.50Credit: PA
A solid gold coin will set fans back £68,380

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A solid gold coin will set fans back £68,380Credit: PA

Pete Townshend, lead guitarist of The Who said: “I am delighted that the band’s work is being recognised by this fantastic range of coins from the Royal Mint.”

The design features a Rickenbacker guitar and Union Jack.

A colour £5 coin, will cost £22.50.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who performing live on stage during their Moving On Tour at Wembley Stadium, London in 2019

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Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who performing live on stage during their Moving On Tour at Wembley Stadium, London in 2019Credit: PA
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