No collection dedicated to Elvis Presley® can be complete without this tribute to the King’s multiple talents. This distinctive collectible coin pays tribute to both Elvis Presley the rock and roll icon and Elvis Presley the actor, capturing his smoldering dance number from his critically acclaimed feature film, “Jailhouse Rock,” which featured his hard-driving #1 single of the same name. The film stars Presley as a hothead convicted for manslaughter. Despite being cheated by his cellmate and his own character flaws, he emerges a success with a singing career and the love of a good woman. The single, written by the prolific and successful songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote a dozen of Presley’s hits. “Jailhouse Rock” topped the charts for seven weeks in 1957. Item #: EPAM3601
This Elvis #1 Gold “Jailhouse Rock” Coin is suitably minted in MerlinGold®, a proprietary alloy of gleaming golden bronze with a proof-like character and luster. Minted in the USA, the obverse of the “Jailhouse Rock” coin depicts two iconic views of the King: a frame frozen from his high-energy dance from the film, and in profile highlighting his fabled ducktail hairstyle and lip curl. The reverse is a replica 45 RPM record of “Jailhouse Rock.” Though you can’t play it on your phonograph or your CD player, this collectible version of the Elvis Presley #1 hit most associated with his enormously successful film career – he was a top ten draw from 1956-1958 and 1961-1967 – 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 most famous party a warden ever threw in a county jail.