In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the recording of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s classic peace anthem “Give Peace a Chance,” the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a $20 pure silver coin featuring a photo of John and Yoko on one side.
It was June 1st, 1969, when Lennon and Ono recorded the classic song to co-inside with the couples famous “Bed-In for Peace” protest which they held at Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel and ran from May 26th to June 2nd of that year.
The commemorative coin has one side featuring a photo of John and Yoko that was taken by Ivor Sharp during the couples famous Bed-In, and shows the two dressed in white pajamas, with each of them holding a flower. Whilst on the other side is an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
Royal Canadian Mint president Marie Lemay said of the coin: “We are delighted to have crafted a coin celebrating Canada’s special connection to John and Yoko, and their lasting message of peace.”
The coin will retail at 99.99 Canadian dollars, or about $74.00 US. You can get all the details by visiting Mint.ca