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.
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.
“I thought often, and for many years afterwards, about the extraordinary experience of being in the company of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Spending time with him left an enduring impression, and only partly because I was a young, star-struck fan. On a deeper level, I was moved by the sincerity of his idealism, and encouraged by his certainty that citizen action and the energy it generates can truly change the world. He was an inspiration. And as our world grows more cynical, my memories of his message—clear, simple and unafraid—grow fonder still.” Allan Michael Rock, P.C., B.A., LL.B., Q.C.
PACKAGING: Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a graphic beauty box, making this product truly special for John Lennon fans.