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Special coin celebrates 50 years of a John Lennon classic

John Lennon's "Bed-in-for-Peace" took place in Montreal in 1969. Credit: pa

A special coin's being unveiled in Liverpool later to mark the 50th anniversary of John Lennon's song "Give Peace a Chance".

It's been produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in honour of the singer.

Give Peace a Chance was Lennon's first non-Beatles single and was recorded on the penultimate day of his and Yoko Ono's second bed-in for peace - which took place in Montreal in 1969.

John and Yoko Ono staged a bed-in Canada in 1969 Credit: pa