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"Most British coins bear the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II â€” but now she's been joined by John Lennon, honored Friday with a commemorative coin struck by the Royal Mint.
It was a triumph for Beatle fans, who used e-mail voting and social networks to buttress support for Lennon in a public poll to determine whose face should be on the special coin.
The former Beatle will join William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale among British luminaries whose images have graced special coins.
The limited edition coin shows Lennon with long hair and sideburns and his trademark round glasses. It will have a face value of 5 pounds ($8) but will be sold for 44.99 pounds. Only 5,000 will be offered for sale.
The Royal Mint also plans to produce a single coin in 24 karat gold that will be given to Lennon's estate."
So is anyone planning to add this coin to their collection?