A commemorative £5 John Lennon coin has gone on sale only weeks after what would have been his 70th birthday.
Lennon won the Royal Mint’s public vote for the next “Great Briton” to be immortalised on a limited edition coin.
Other names on the shortlist were Jane Austen and John Logie Baird.
The Beatles singer, assassinated in 1980, now joins William Shakespeare, Sir Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale in the series. The coin is priced at £44.99.