2019 $20 Give Peace A Chance: 50th Anniversary - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932095205

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Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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A lasting message of peace, recorded in Canada. 

Give Peace a Chance, the powerful anti-war anthem was created in Canada during John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous Bed-In for Peace held in Montréal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel in May/June 1969. Forever etched in our collective memory, the world-famous event is now engraved in a pure silver collectible to mark its 50th anniversary. The coin features John and Yoko in one of their most famous and iconic images peacefully crafting a proud Canadian moment. Revisit a time when a cry for peace sparked a revolution that changed the world.  GST/HST exempt.


The Design:

Your coin features Ivor Sharp's famous 1969 photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their 8-day Bed-in for Peace in Montréal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Sharp captured John and Yoko in an all-white setting surrounded by handwritten messages of peace — including one in French. The design portrays John and Yoko in black and white on an engraved coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Did You Know?

  • A valued Canadian stopover: Lennon and Ono married in Gibraltar in March 1969. They honeymooned in Amsterdam, where they held their 1st Bed-In for Peace. Montréal was their 2nd Bed-In nest, much to their Canadian fans content. Lennon appreciated the Canadian welcome and applauded the country for "not interfering in foreign countries".
  • A 1st solo single: Recorded in Montréal by Canadian music producer André Perry, Give Peace a Chance was released as a single by the Plastic Ono Band. The song was the 1st solo single by John Lennon.



Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2019

Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Montreal's "Bed-In for Peace"
Artist: Ivor Sharp
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 9,999
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian, Royal Canadian Mint, Pop Culture

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