The Royal Canadian Mint has announced they are commemorating the 50th anniversary of John Lennon‘s classic peace anthem, “Give Peace a Chance,” with a special silver coin.
The Plastic Ono Band consisting of Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace A Chance” in 1969.
The song was recorded live from Lennon and Ono’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel suite in Montreal, where John and Yoko were holding their famous “Bed-in for Peace” protest.
Fifty years later, the Royal Canadian Mint has captured that special moment by minting a pure silver coin featuring Ivor Sharp‘s famous black and white photograph of John and Yoko. The deal was brokered by Epic Rights, the global licensing agent for John Lennon.
“For generations of Canadians, the music and lyrics of John Lennon and Yoko Ono have been a source of pleasure and inspiration,” said Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.
She added, “We are delighted to have crafted a coin celebrating Canada’s special connection to John and Yoko, and their lasting message of peace.”
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