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What does Brian May use as a guitar plectrum?

Submitted by: YourValentine

An Old English sixpence coin with a ridged edge. These coins have not been in circulation since the early 70s. A few years ago, Brian got the Royal Mint to make up coins with his likeness on them for use as picks. The coins were sold on Brian's "Back to the Light" tour and through Adrian Hopkins, the merchandise company that works with the Official International Queen Fan Club, but they sold out of them in mid 1994. He said at one point that they would be available on his upcoming "Another World" tour--presumably they will have a new design.