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