(hennemusic) Queen have been honored as the first British band to be featured on a commemorative coin from The Royal Mint. The Queen-branded coins are the first in The Royal Mint's new 'Music Legends' collection.
The coin commemorates all four members of Queen through the portrayal of each member's instrument, with the Bechstei grand piano - which Freddie Mercury played for Bohemian Rhapsody - featuring at the top of the coin alongside Brian May's 'Red Special' guitar, John Deacon's Fender Precision Bas and Roger Taylor's Ludwig bass drum decorated with the Queen crest, as it appeared in the band's early days.
Underscored by Mercury's signature microphone stand, Queen's logo is placed at the centre of the design. "This is a big 'Who could have imagined it?' moment for us," says May. "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 honor."
"Marvellous, all this fuss over our band," adds Taylor. "I feel entirely spent." Read more here.
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