John Lennon Coin

This image made available Friday Oct. 29, 2010, by the British Royal Mint, shows rock icon John Lennon who is being honored with an official British commemorative coin. The former member of the Beatles, singer songwriter Lennon was chosen by a public vote to be honoured with the coin with a face value of 5 pounds (US $ 8) but will be sold at 45 pounds (US $ 71.68) in a limited edition that went on sale Friday. The former Beatle will join William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale among British luminaries whose images have graced special coins.

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