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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 19: Brian May of Queen in concert at The Forum on July 19, 2019 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Queen turns 50 this year, and to mark the band’s anniversary, the U.K.’s Royal Mail announced a postage stamp to be released in their honor in July. But lots of people have been on a postage stamp. So how does the United Kingdom give Queen an honor all their own? With money, of course. Their own money!

Queen has just become the first band to be honored on a British coin. The Royal Mint released the coin in a series of “Music Legends” collectibles this week. The band members are all very touched and honored. Each coin shows detail of the band’s instruments, including Freddie’s keys, which are held down in the first chord of Bohemian Rhapsody. The designer of the coin is a big fan of the band, having first heard Bohemian Rhapsody in the Wayne’s World movie.

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