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Alderney: John Lennon appears on the latest five pound coin
« on: October 28, 2010, 07:11:27 PM »
In a recent Royal Mint poll, John Lennon has been chosen to appear on this latest Great Britons five pound coin from Alderney. Six heavyweights of British history – Jane Austen, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Logie Baird, Emmeline Pankhurst, Sir Douglas Bader, and John Lennon - were up for the public vote.

It's results like this that give democracy a bad name.  >:(   Lennon was an obnoxious person with a very high opinion of himself and his very minimal talents.

See:

http://www.royalmint.com/store/BritishSilver/GBMEDSP.aspx

and:

http://www.royalmint.com/Corporate/media/news_15_07_2010.aspx
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Re: John Lennon appears on the latest Great Britons five pound coin.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 07:37:07 PM »
Don't think he was such a bad choice. However ... this "coin" is issued in the name of Alderney.

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Re: John Lennon appears on the latest Great Britons five pound coin
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 12:33:48 AM »
In a recent Royal Mint poll, John Lennon has been chosen to appear on this latest Great Britons five pound coin from Alderney. Six heavyweights of British history – Jane Austen, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Logie Baird, Emmeline Pankhurst, Sir Douglas Bader, and John Lennon - were up for the public vote.
So the States of Alderney finally lost their battle against a John Lennon coin in their name. When the Royal Mint first proposed them a John Lennon coin in this series on 31 August 2005, the States of Alderney rejected the design on 13 October 2005 so that it had to be struck in the name of the Solomon Islands (S#108).
Source: Schön's World Coin Catalogue 46th edition 2018.

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Re: John Lennon appears on the latest Great Britons five pound coin.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 12:38:39 AM »
Given that all Alderney's issues are commercial, maybe they just did not like the original design. Is the current one a different design, do we know?

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Re: John Lennon appears on the latest Great Britons five pound coin
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 12:45:02 AM »
Given that all Alderney's issues are commercial, maybe they just did not like the original design. Is the current one a different design, do we know?
Yes sir, the design has been slightly changed for the 2010 Alderney coin.
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Re: John Lennon appears on the latest Great Britons five pound coin.
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 04:23:33 PM »
I wonder whether AP did not quite "get" the part about Alderney. 8) Two articles about the coin, one from a Belgian news site, one from a "yellow" German paper: The Standaard merely says that the Lennon theme was chosen by the British population ("door de Britse bevolking gekozen"), and the BZ writes that Britain honors John Lennon with an official commem ("ehrt Großbritannien John Lennon mit einer offiziellen Gedenkmünze") ...

http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=DMF20101029_121
http://www.bz-berlin.de/leute/john-lennon-wird-mit-gedenkmuenze-geehrt-article1020159.html

As for whether the Beatles or the Stones are/were better ... Lyrics: Beatles. Music: Both. Stage show: Stones.
(By and large only of course, and YMMV, and all that.)

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Re: John Lennon appears on the latest Great Britons five pound coin.
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 07:10:26 PM »
Digressing from the topic of which band is better, i think that Lennon should never have won this honor.The works of Jane Austen(novels) and J.L.Baird(T.V.,what else?) have far more quality than the work of Lennon.But ultimately his cult status trumps his skills.I guess such decisions shouldn't be left to the public because 8/10 times they will make all the wrong choices.

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Re: John Lennon appears on the latest Great Britons five pound coin.
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 08:48:10 PM »
i think that Lennon should never have won this honor.The works of Jane Austen(novels) and J.L.Baird(T.V.,what else?) have far more quality than the work of Lennon.But ultimately his cult status trumps his skills.

Good point, trueblue, but it refers to the UK. Alderney has minus zero self-respect and its so-called coins are transparent attempts to get free money out of "collectors" in exchange for worthless and bad taste stamped metal. Unfortunately, the UK has spawned far too many such island entities, including Australia and New Zealand. Should such entities not have the right to issue coins taken away from them? It happened to Liège... ;D

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Re: Alderney: John Lennon appears on the latest five pound coin
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2010, 01:41:54 PM »
In an email from the Royal Mint received this morning - looks like they have altered the initially published mintage... A lack of integrity from a mint what a surprise!

Anyone who did but this monstrosity in the first batch should be p!ssed off, but then again, if they had the bad taste to buy it, maybe they forgo all rights to be...

John Lennon

Buy before midnight on 8 December

The Royal Mint recently announced the winner of the next Great Briton public vote, John Lennon. The limited edition sterling silver Proof sold out its issue limit of 5,000 in just one week, and the Royal Mint second Proof quality coin issued to satisfy demand from John Lennon fans is about to go off sale.

This coin is only available for a strictly limited time!

Great Britons Special Edition - John Lennon To commemorate the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's untimely death, all orders received by midnight on 8 December 2010 will be guaranteed. No further orders will be taken after that time.

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Re: Alderney: John Lennon appears on the latest five pound coin
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2010, 06:27:11 PM »
"Second proof quality coin" looks like poor wording - to me it reads like there were two proof quality coins on offer, one of which sold out early and the other of which is about to sell out now.  Was there perhaps a second version not in silver?


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Re: Alderney: John Lennon appears on the latest five pound coin
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 07:02:01 PM »
Yes, Sir, the second version is made of cupronickel Proof.

Was there perhaps a second version not in silver?
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Alderney: John Lennon appears on the latest five pound coin
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 03:17:27 PM »
Some Indian dealers are confused with Alderney and Great Briton  ;D

E-bay

 :D

Look at the price tag!  :o

Aditya


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Re: Alderney: John Lennon appears on the latest five pound coin
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2011, 07:59:01 PM »
As "we are not sure who" put it: There's a sucker born every minute. This seller needs just one. Ebay will protect him with sublime inaction.

Peter
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