Despite the glitz of the subject, this has been an elegant, understated series, and the latest coin is no different. Simply depicting the band on stage in silhouette form, in front of an adoring audience, and with their name in the background, it completely encapsulates the excitement The Rolling Stones generate at their gigs. The mix of proof and textured areas appears to work well, although we haven’t seen any real-world images yet. It certainly looks promising. It’s a little odd the band’s iconic lips logo isn’t on there, but that may be a licencing thing, given the Crown Mint also has coins in their range which focus on that specifically.
The range of formats is extensive, with three silver weights (the smallest coming with a coloured name), and five gold, topping out with a £76k+ one-kilo gold. All are boxed, with a Certificate of Authenticity, and a themed shipper. For those on a budget, or are just casual fans, there’s a base-metal, brilliant uncirculated variant with an unlimited mintage, for £14.50, although the Royal Mint is directly selling the same thing with the coloured logo for an extra £9, and that one has a mintage limit of 20,000 pieces. All are available to buy from 9am UK time. Please use the mint banner ad lower down if you’re going to buy, as we get a little bonus and it costs you not a penny. Hopefully, we’ll see bullion versions soon.