200th Anniversary of one of Britain’s best-loved authors – Charles Dickens
ONLY 202 ACTUALLY STRUCK FROM PLANNED MINTAGE OF 850!
2012 sees the 200th Anniversary of one of Britain’s best-loved authors, Charles Dickens. As official commemorators of major British events, The Royal Mint is delighted to present this new gold proof £2 Coin celebrating his life and works. It is an excellent acquisition for serious coin collectors, and a wonderful piece for anyone with an interest in literature and the arts.
* The 2012 Charles Dickens Gold Proof had planned mintage of 850, but it has an actually mintage of only 202!
Graphic designer Matthew Dent has created a stunning new design for the reverse of the coin. Cleverly combining a contemporary technique with a Victorian image, it features the well-known profile of Dickens created out of type, made up of the titles of his works. Some of the famous stories are here, from his early writings ‘Sketches by Boz’ to his final, unfinished novel, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’ The edge of the coin is inscribed with an uplifting quote, from Dickens’ own favourite story, ‘David Copperfield.’ It is the voice of the lovable and irrepressible Mr Micawber saying ‘SOMETHING WILL TURN UP’.
The obverse shows the elegant effigy of The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, which has been used on all legal tender UK coinage since 1998.
Your Gold Proof £2 Charles Dickens Coin comes to you directly from The Royal Mint where our master craftsmen have struck the coin in 12g of 22 carat gold; yellow gold has been used for the inner, and red gold for the outer, making this a highly unusual bi-colour coin.
Inside is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, issued by The Royal Mint, to guarantee the provenance and the precious metal content. You will also receive a 12-page colour booklet, packed with fascinating pictures, stories and facts about the literary genius. The Certificate of Authenticity, booklet and Dickens £2 coin are all contained in an opulent wood-veneer case, to present the coin at its best and preserve it for generations to come.
Each coin comes in its original box and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Call 1-888-726-5558 to place your order by phone and receive discounts when you pay by check or bank wire.