Rolling Stones: UK collector's coin to mark 60 years as a band

The Rolling Stones are getting their own currency.

The UK's Royal Mint has released a new collector's coin to celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones.

The unique design of the £5 commemorative coin captures the Rolling Stones in their element, in the middle of a concert, and features the band's name in their classic font from 1973.

It is the fifth in a series of commemorative coins issued by the Royal Mint as part of the 'Music Legends' series honoring iconic British artists such as Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and The Who.

The coin was designed by Hannah Phizacklea and is one of the last in circulation featuring the late Queen Elizabeth on the reverse.

The obverse of the commemorative coin depicts the Rolling Stones in concert with a performance designed to reflect the energy and excitement of their performances.

The Rolling Stones said: “We are delighted to be honored with an official UK coin. Even more importantly, its release coincides with our 60th anniversary.”

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collecting Services at the Royal Mint, added: "Our 'Music Legends' series has created a new generation of coin collectors and we are delighted to celebrate the musical achievements of the Rolling Stones with this new collector's coin."

"We hope it is a fitting tribute to the band's sixty years of rock 'n' roll music for their millions of fans around the world," he continued.

"With a hit list that includes eight No. 1 singles in the UK, thirteen No. 1 album in the UK and countless hits internationally, the Rolling Stones are British rock legends and we expect this coin to be highly sought after by coin collectors and music fans alike,” he noted.

"The coin is also one of the last to be issued in the likeness of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking an important moment in history," he added.