Jane Austen

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An Enduring Romance with Jane Austen 2017

200 years after her death in 1817, The Royal Mint has issued a range of £2 coins to commemorate the anniversary one of England's most famous novelists.

Austen was known primarily for 6 major novels, which explored the dependence of women on a good marriage in to gain social standing and economic security. Jane's sharp wit, with her realism and social commentary, have made her of great and historical importance to critics and scholars across the world. Her novels have inspired many films, including the popular TV adaptation featuring the smoldering Colin Firth, and adaptations.

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure
in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid," Jane Austen

Special Features of the £2 Coin

  •  The first official UK coin to celebrate Jane Austen
  •  Features a design approved by the leading Jane Austen academic Professor John Mullan
  •  The first circulating coin design by The Royal Mint's Dominique Evans
  •  The unique Regency-era coin design was inspired by the Jane Austen Portrait © in the National Portrait Gallery