Elton john teamed up with the UK’s Royal Mint to create a one-of-a-kind collectible for charity, and you can bid now.
La Monnaie has created a hand-engraved gold-plated silver medallion with the titles of Elton’s greatest hits and his signature on one side, and a replica of his 2020 British collector’s coin on the other. The silver locket features 11 pounds of fine silver and measures just over seven inches in diameter.
“It’s beautiful and really impressive and also humbling to see so many of my songs portrayed this way,” Elton said in a statement. “Seeing my autograph engraved so precisely on the coin only shows the detail that went into that coin – it really is a thing of beauty and I’m proud to put my name on it.”
The medallion is now available until May 6; you can register on the Royal Mint website to place yours now. But beware: the auctions started at just under $ 17,000.
Money raised from the auction will go to the British Elton John Charitable Foundation for the benefit of the musicians and crew who are currently affected by the issues facing the live concert industry. Elton has been a strong advocate for urging the UK government to do what it can to find solutions to these problems.
In other Elton stories, he and her husband David Furnish created a hilarious TikTok video promoting their annual Oscar viewing party, which takes place virtually this year. If you’ve ever wanted to see Elton in a “rel =” noopener noreferrer “target =” _ blank “> bathrobe and hair curlers, now is your chance. Fans can attend the virtual pre-show, which will include performances from Elton and Dua Lipa, for only $ 20.
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