Charles Dickens £2 Coin To Enter Circulation

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Charles Dickens £2 Coin To Enter Circulation

EMBARGOED TO 0001 MONDAY NOVEMBER 28. Royal Mint’s new £2 coin featuring the image of Charles Dickens, which is comprised of the titles of his most famous novels, which has been created to celebrate 200th anniversary of his birth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 9, 2011.  Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA

You can expect almost daily posts about Charles Dickens for the foreseeable future, as the excitement pegged to his 200th birthday reaches a crescendo. Today's nugget concerns a new £2 coin featuring the Dickens countenance.

The gleaming specie will go into circulation next spring. The author's face comprises the titles of his most famous works, while the rim bears the legend 'Something will turn up' (this being the catchphrase of pecuniary nitwit Wilkins Micawber in David Copperfield). The coin is designed by currency veteran Matthew Dent.

A collector's edition, finished to a higher level of quality and presented in a special folder, is available for £8.50.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 MONDAY NOVEMBER 28. Royal Mint’s new £2 coin featuring the image of Charles Dickens, which is comprised of the titles of his most famous novels, which has been created to celebrate 200th anniversary of his birth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 9, 2011.  Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA

Last Updated 07 December 2011

Michelle Silver

On viewing this coin the words of Oliver Twist spring to mind:

"Please sir, I want some more....."