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    Tue, 02 Nov 2010 15:48:02

    John Lennon's Likeness to be Featured on a UK Royal Mint Coin - Lennon was chosen by public vote

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    John Lennon or Jane Austen? Well, popular vote selected John Lennon's image to be stamped on a commemorative coin sold by the UK Royal Mint. Lennon was selected over other British cultural figures, like Pride & Prejudice and Emma author Jane Austen. Wow. The Brits really love Lennon.

    The Associated Press reports that the coin has a face value of five pounds, which is the equivalent of $8. The purchase price, however, is $72, so that's one expensive coin. Well, not really, since it's for collectible purposes. The limited-edition coin depicts a later-period Lennon, with long hair, sideburns and circular specs.

    I wonder how Paul McCartney feels about this news.

    What British figure would you like to see embossed on a coin?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.02.10




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