New Jane Austen 2017 UK Royal Mint £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Jane Austen 2017 UK Royal Mint £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

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An enduring romance with Jane Austen

Over the years her books have grown into a global phenomenon. Her novels have been translated into more than 40 languages with dozens of popular film and television adaptions making her widely recognised and adored.

200 years after her death, Jane Austen remains one of the best-loved authors in the world.

  • *The first official UK coin to celebrate this great British writer
  • *A design approved by leading Jane Austen academic, Professor John Mullan
  • *Designed by Royal Mint graphic designer Dominique Evans, her first circulating coin design
  • *The coin design was inspired by the Jane Austen Portrait © National Portrait Gallery, London
  • *A unique Regency-era coin design
  • *Stunning oak leaf packaging based upon the Pelisse coat thought to be worn by Jane Austen © Hampshire Cultural Trust.
  • *Pride and Prejudice has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide
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An enduring romance with Jane Austen

Over the years her books have grown into a global phenomenon. Her novels have been translated into more than 40 languages with dozens of popular film and Read More...

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    • Jane Austen published her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, in 1811 and, although her books were largely unappreciated during her lifetime, readers across the world began a love affair with her fiction that has endured for 200 years.


      Though mainly associated with love stories, Austen was a pioneer in many aspects of modern novel writing. Her six books, including Pride and Prejudice, were revolutionary in their approach to issues such as love, marriage and money. She also used her sharp wit to tackle ideas such as the position of women in Regency society and the snobbery of people who loved money and rank above all else.

      Dominique Evans is one of The Royal Mint’s team of graphic designers. After studying Graphic Design at the University of Brighton she has had a diverse career, fostering her love for fashion, interior design and product design while working across a variety of fields. For 12 years she has brought her talents to her role as a graphic designer at The Royal Mint, bringing to life the rich and interesting stories behind coins and medals.

      “It was a delight to research Jane Austen’s life in detail, immersing myself in her books, the wealth of colourful characters and the romance. The Regency period is an especially elegant and rich one to admire. A silhouette of Jane is central to the design. I thought it fitting to place a frame around her silhouette, and, as this coin is bicolour, it effortlessly lends itself to this feature. To complete the design, stripes have been placed underneath the text to set the frame, as though on a Regency-era wall. I imagined the framed silhouette as if it were in one of the houses featured in Jane Austen’s books, on the wall of a corridor as guests pass by to attend a dance, perhaps in Pride and Prejudice, or on the wall in the home of Emma.”

      Dominique Evans

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