Elvis® #1 Gold: Heartbreak Hotel 1956 Coin Silver with Gold Enhancement

Item Number: 99391
Product Type:  Coin
Shape: Round
Material: 1 oz .999 Silver Proof
Price: $88.00
This product is proudly minted in the United States of America


LeatheretteElvis® #1 Gold: Heartbreak Hotel™ 1956 Coin Silver with Gold Enhancement 

For true Elvis collectors comes a truly precious item – a silver-and-gold replica tribute to the King’s first #1 pop record, “Heartbreak Hotel.” As silvery as the King’s vocal cords and as golden as the records he made, this coin is the perfect tribute to Elvis Presley’s chart-topping hits as replica 45 RPM records, Elvis #1 Gold.

With his recording contract newly obtained by RCA Records from Sam Phillips’ legendary Sun Records, Elvis recorded a song written by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden, “Heartbreak Hotel.” The inspiration for Durden’s haunting lyrics was a story about a suicide whose note read only, “I walk a lonely street.” Axton put a hotel at the end of that street, and Elvis crooned and shook the song into success, topping the charts in mere months.

This Elvis #1 Gold “Heartbreak Hotel” Coin is fittingly minted in solid .999-fine silver with 24-karat gold enhancement, adding the worth of precious metal to the unique nature of this collectible coin. Minted in the USA, the obverse of the “Heartbreak Hotel” coin depicts two iconic views of the King: shaking his hips with a guitar hanging off his shoulders, and in profile highlighting his fabled ducktail hairstyle and lip curl. The reverse is a replica 45 RPM record of “Heartbreak Hotel.” Each coin is sealed in a clear Lucite capsule and nested in an elegant blue leatherette presentation box; the King’s signature adorns the inside of the box, and a certificate of authenticity is enclosed to verify provenance and silver and gold content.

Though you can’t play it on your phonograph or your CD player, this collectible version of the very first Elvis Presley pop #1 hit belongs in the hands of every Elvis Presley fan. Whether buying it as a gift or for yourself, it will serve as a tangible way to remember the shivers went down your spine the first time you heard the King.

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