Saturday, July 17, 2010

John Lennon Could Be Immortalized On British Coin

The Liverpool Echo is reporting that Beatle John Lennon could be immortalized 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 collectible 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

One does not need to be a resident of the UK to vote.

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