Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New Circulating Coin Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Charles Dicken's Birth

The Royal Mint is commemorating the 200th birthday of literary giant Charles Dickens with the release of a £2 coin featuring a profile of the author created from titles of some of his most famous works.

Artist Matthew Dent has arranged well known titles from Dickens’ novels to create a unique portrait of the author, literally in his own words.

From his Sketches by Boz, to his last and unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the coin is a uniquely styled bibliography of Dickens’ literary masterpieces, referencing much loved classics including David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

On the edge of the coin is an inscription which features . . .

Read more at: The Royal Mint

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