The Who has been honored by Britain's Royal Mint with its very own coin as part of the Mint's music legends series. NME reported that the Sheppard's Bush quartet has joined past honorees David Bowie, Elton John, and Queen — with frontman Roger Daltrey visiting the Mint to strike one of the series' first copies.
The coins — which are now available for between $18 and $3,000 — come with different imprints synonymous with the band's history: a bullseye “Mod” logo, a Union Jack flag, and an image of a smashed Rickenbacker guitar.
Roger Daltrey said in a statement: “It’s an honor 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.”