Jane Austen 2017 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin | The Royal Mint

Jane Austen 2017 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition 750

  • Struck in fine gold to Proof standard, this is the first official UK coin to celebrate this great British writer
  • Features a design approved by leading Jane Austen academic, Professor John Mullan
  • A unique Regency-era coin design by Royal Mint graphic designer Dominique Evans, her first circulating coin design
Price: £975.00
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  • Product code: UK17JAGP
  • Limited Edition 750

A Lasting Love Affair

It might surprise fans to learn that Jane Austen was almost entirely unknown during her lifetime. Soon after she died, in 1817, aged just 41, her works, including Emma, Persuasion, and even Pride and Prejudice, all went out of print. It was only when her nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, released A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1870 that she was born again to a wider Victorian public. Soon the cult of Austen fans, sometimes known as ‘Janeites’, was established and, since then, The Jane Austen Society has developed branches across the globe. This £2 coin celebrating her life and works is available in fine gold, to Proof standard, in a Limited Edition Presentation of 750 coins.

Jane Austen 2017 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 884
Alloy Inner: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer: 22 carat red gold
Weight 15.97g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Dominique Evans
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2017
Pure Metal Type Gold

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