2 Pounds (UK, 2012)

Dickens22 Pounds – 2012, Charles Dickens Coin

Date of issue & Mintage

2012 – 8,190,000

SOMETHING WILL TURN UP 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens

Designed by
Matthew Dent

Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent

About the design

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 works are here, from his early writings ‘Sketches by Boz’ to his final, unfinished novel, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’ The edge of this Solid Silver £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.




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