Beatle John Lennon could be face of new Royal Mint coin

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Beatle John Lennon could be face of new Royal Mint coin

Postby I am the Paulrus » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:18 am

Beatle John Lennon could be face of new Royal Mint coin

Jul 17 2010

by Kate Forrester, Liverpool Echo

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpoo ... -26871274/

BEATLE John Lennon could be immortalised forever on a commemorative coin if he takes the lead in a groundbreaking poll.

For the first time in its 1,100-year history, the Royal Mint is asking the public to decide who should be commemorated on the next coin in its Great Britons collectable series, alongside Shakespeare, Churchill, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale and Sir Isaac Newton.

The iconic Liverpool artist is one of six heavyweights of British history, including Jane Austen and Sir Walter Raleigh battling for a place in the line-up, but so far he is placed fourth.

Vote online before July 31, at www.royalmint.com/greatbritons
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Re: Beatle John Lennon could be face of new Royal Mint coin

Postby bonovox66 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:18 pm

While I'm sure this would be a great honor it just seems weird to commemorate John this way. I wouldn't think his rebellious spirit would be interested in being immortalized on money... I could be wrong. Based on who is leading my pic would be Jane Austin (not that I'm a Brit though)

If you're interested here is where you can go vote http://www.royalmint.com/Annex/GreatBritonsVote.aspx?promcode=FS4A
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Re: Beatle John Lennon could be face of new Royal Mint coin

Postby james1985 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:48 pm

A measly coin? Stick him on a twenty quid note, I like his tunes better than Elgar's :-D
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