200th Anniversary of one of Britain’s best-loved authors – Charles Dickens
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 Sterling Silver Piedfort £2 Coin celebrating his life and works. It is a worthy acquisition for serious coin collectors, and a tasteful commemorative piece for anyone with an interest in literature and the arts.
* Struck from 92.5% Proof Silver
* Edge Inscription “SOMETHING WILL TURN UP”
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2012 Charles Dickens Silver Piedfort has a very limited mintage of only 2,000!
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 some of his works from his early writings ‘Sketches by Boz’ to his final, unfinished novel, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’ The edge of this double-thickness Piedfort £2 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 Silver Piedfort £2 Charles Dickens Coin comes to you directly from The Royal Mint where our master craftsmen have struck the coin in 24g of sterling silver. The outer rim has been highlighted with fine gold plating, making this an exquisitely beautiful coin.
Inside is a Certificate of Authenticity, issued by The Royal Mint, to guarantee the provenance and the precious metal content. You will also receive a 12-page color booklet, packed with fascinating pictures, stories and facts about the literary genius. The Certificate of Authenticity, booklet and Dickens £2 coin are all presented in a smart black presentation case to keep the coin in its splendid condition 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.