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HE famously sang that money can't buy you love - but it can buy you a coin with John Lennon's face on it.

The Royal Mint, based in Llantrisant, has produced a special pounds 5 coin commemorating the Beatles star, which is available to the public for pounds 44.99.

The late singer, whose hits include Penny Lane, easily won the public vote for the next "Great Briton" to be immortalised on a coin, beating a line-up of historical figures including Jane Austen and John Logie Baird.

He now joins luminaries of the past including William Shakespeare, Sir Winston Churchill and Charles Darwin in the series.

In what would have been his 70th year, Lennon fans used social networking groups and Twitter to ensure their man came out on top. In total 27,874 people (92%) nominated the singer.

Lennon's '60s image and round glasses are captured on the silver pounds 5 Alderney coin. A maximum of 5,000 will be produced.

A one-off 24-carat gold version of the coin is to be presented to the John Lennon Estate.

The coin can be bought from the Royal Mint from today for pounds 44.99 at www.royalmint.com /johnlennon

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 30, 2010
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