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John Lennon commemorative coin issued

John Lennon is to feature on a new commemorative coin following a public vote.
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Beatles legend John Lennon has been immortalised on a limited edition £5 coin.

The electric guitar player was chosen for the honour following a public vote conducted by the Royal Mint in which Lennon came out on top.

He received more than 92 per cent of the votes, placing him well ahead of other candidates Jane Austen and John Logie Baird.

Only 5,000 of the coins have been minted and are on sale at £44.99, reports BBC News.

Dave Knight, director of commemorative coins at the Royal Mint, said it was fitting Lennon was chosen for the tribute by the public in the year that would have marked his 70th birthday.

"He ranks alongside and even ahead of some of the greatest names in history and the Royal Mint is proud to commemorate a genuine British legend," Mr Knight stated.

During his time in The Beatles, Lennon played an Epiphone Casino guitar, an instrument also used by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

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Posted on 2 Nov 2010 12:39 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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