The rock 'n' roll band last released an album of original music in 2005, with A Bigger Bang. Hackney Diamonds will be their 24th album and their first since the death of drummer Charlie Watts.
The coin honoring the Rolling Stones is the fifth in the Royal Mint's "Music Legends'" series that celebrates British artists. Others so honored have been Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and The Who.
Watts, famous for his potent beat and unflappable style, featured on all 26 Rolling Stones studio albums and numerous live albums.