Charles Dickens is widely regarded as the greatest novelist and social critic of the Victorian era. He created some of today’s best-known ‘classic’ characters including Oliver Twist, Ebenezer Scrooge and Nicholas Nickleby, to name just a few.
And now, to mark 150 years since his passing, a brand new set of £2 coins has been issued for release by Jersey Treasury and fully authorised by Her Majesty the Queen.
The FIVE new British Isles coins, celebrate some of Dickens most famous works, of which a vast majority were based on events from his life. For example, after working in a blacking factory, both ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Great Expectations’ were fictionalised.
Throughout his life, Dickens was a vocal critic against poverty and the Victorian social hierarchy. His novels gained unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius.
Find out more about these BRAND NEW £2 coins below…
The COMPLETE Charles Dickens BU £2 Coin Collection
This remarkable collection features FIVE £2 coins, each struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality and depicting some of Dickens’ most famous works, along with iconic lines from each book. The set includes:
- Great Expectations “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no less”.
- Oliver Twist “Please Sir, I want some more”.
- David Copperfield “Never do to-morrow what you can do today”.
- A Christmas Carol “God Bless Us, Every one!”
- Charles Dickens himself “1812 Charles Dickens 1870”.
What’s more, the coins will come protectively housed in bespoke Charles Dickens packaging. This set is one of the only ways you can own all FIVE coins and demand is expected to be high. If you’d like to secure one for your collection for JUST £49.95 (+p&p) then click here >>>
The STRICTLY LIMITED Charles Dickens Silver Proof £2
The Silver Proof version of this stunning £2 coin features a specially commission illustration of literary legend himself, Charles Dickens, adorning the reverse. The coin has been struck to a flawless Proof finish out of .925 Sterling Silver with selective 24ct Gold-plating.
The Silver Proof editions are without a doubt the collector’s favourite and almost always acquire fast sell-outs. With an edition limit of JUST 2,020 coins, time is short to secure one for your collection… Click here to guarantee yours >>>
The ULTIMATE Charles Dickens Silver Proof £2 Collection
This Silver proof set is by far the most limited way to own these coins. Not only are they strictly limited to JUST 995, but four of the coin designs, by illustrator Andy Walker, also feature full colour. This truly is the ultimate Charles Dickens £2 Coin Collection.
Sterling Silver, 24ct Gold-plating, full colour illustrations and only 995 available worldwide – Don’t miss out on yours… Click here >>>
The Charles Dickens Stamp & Coin Set
If you’re looking for something special, this Coin and Stamp Presentation is for you. This set features the Charles Dickens Brilliant Uncirculated £2 alongside the new ‘Oliver Twist’ stamp issued by Jersey.
Beautifully presented in a box, and carefully encased in protectively sealed numismatic capsules, only 500 collectors will be able to secure one… Click here to secure yours today >>>
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Charles Dickens remains not only one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian Era, but in the whole of British history, and these coins are already proving phenomenally popular.
Each year, The Royal Mint marks important British anniversaries, events or accomplishments on our coins and today I’m delighted to reveal the UK’s new coin designs for 2021.
What’s more, you have the opportunity today to secure them in a variety of different presentations or specifications – I’m sure there is something for everyone.
Simply read on to discover how you can be one of the first UK collectors to add these coins to your collection…
FIVE new UK commemorative coins
The Royal Mint has just announced the five new commemorative coins for 2021, issued to mark a variety of occasions and landmark anniversaries that we’ll see over the coming year:
- The Queen’s 95th Birthday £5 – marking Her Majesty the Queen’s 95th birthday which she’ll celebrate on 21st April 2021.
- Sir Walter Scott £2 – celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth and his literary legacy.
- H. G. Wells £2 – commemorating the life and works of the renowned sci-fi author in the 75th anniversary of his passing.
- John Logie Baird 50p – marking the 75th anniversary of his passing as well as his ground-breaking contributions to science.
- Decimal Day 50p – a tribute to the greatest biggest change in British currency in over 1,000 years that took place 50 years ago.
The five new commemorative coins are accompanied by the eight definitive coins from the 1p to the £2, all newly dated for 2021. The coins in the set feature the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, all except for one…
Special Decimal Day 50p obverse
In this landmark year where we celebrate the 50th anniversary of decimalisation, the Decimal Day 50p in the Annual Set has a very special and nostalgic design feature, which is sure to excite collectors.
You see, this coin – the only one in the set – features the Arnold Machin effigy on its obverse. This is the second effigy of the Queen to feature on UK coinage, and was introduced specially for the first decimal coins – it’s a fitting tribute to decimalisation!
Significantly, the only way you can own this special coin is by owning the complete Annual Set – you won’t find it anywhere else.
UK 2021 Annual Coin Set BU Pack
To give as many collectors as possible the chance to own these highly sought-after coins, The Royal Mint has issued them in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is coveted by collectors as it means each coin is free from any marks you would find on circulated coins.
In this BU Pack you’ll find the five brand new commemorative coins alongside the eight definitive coins from the 1p to the £2, all newly dated for 2021.
Each one is protectively encapsulated in its attractive original packaging from The Royal Mint to preserve its quality for generations to come. What’s more, you can secure this BU Pack for The Royal Mint’s official issue price of just £55 (+p&p). Click here to find out more >>
This set of coins is also available as a CERTIFIED BU Commemorative Coin Set for £40 (+p&p). Click here to find out more >>
UK 2021 Annual Collector Proof Coin Set
Whilst being struck from base metal, the coins in this set have been struck to a stunning superior Proof finish. This set also includes the five new commemorative coins alongside the eight definitive coins from the 1p to the £2, all newly dated for 2021.
Just 7,000 sets have been released worldwide in this limited edition presentation – that’s under half the edition limit of previous issues that have completely sold out. So, it’s expected this set will be extremely sought-after.
You can order the UK 2021 Annual Collector Proof Coin Set here with a down payment of just £31 (+p&p) followed by 4 further interest-free instalments – that’s the Royal Mint issue price. Click here to find out more >>
UK 2021 DateStamp™ Specimen Set
The most limited way to own the five new 2021 commemorative coins is by securing the UK 2021 DateStamp™ Specimen Set. In fact, JUST 995 collectors worldwide can own this unique set.
What truly sets the 2021 Specimen Year Set apart from all other 2021 Annual Sets is the fact that it is forever set in time by the official Royal Mail postmark that marks the coins’ first day of release – 1st January 2021.
Each coin is struck to the highly desirable Brilliant Uncirculated quality, and come individually presented in tamper-proof capsules. What’s more, each set has a unique serial number, confirming its place in the tiny edition limit, and you can even register your set online to guarantee its provenance!
This annual set has a track record of completely selling out within a matter of days, so if you want to secure a set for yourself you’ll need to be quick. You can reserve yours with a deposit of just £22. Click here to find out more >>
Speculation in the collecting community has been brewing for months about the next British star to be honoured in The Royal Mint’s hall of fame that is the Music Legends series.
And now collectors and fans will surely be rejoicing from Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, and perhaps even on Mars, as the next Music Legend to feature on a BRAND NEW UK coin has been confirmed to be none other than the Starman himself, David Bowie!
From Space Oddity to Life on Mars? there is no denying that David Bowie is one of the most iconic and influential British musicians to have ever graced our stages. Known for his reinvention, he was a fearless, creative, inspirational icon that changed the lives of so many people.
Here at The Westminster Collection we cannot think of a better way to celebrate his contribution to British music and his lasting legacy than with a coin.
And what a coin it is – keep on reading to see the spectacular design for yourself!
Plus, if you want to be the first to know when this new coin is released, simply register your interest below.
David Bowie Coin
The design of the new David Bowie coin is a real tribute to the king of glam rock. The main talking point of this 1oz Pure Silver Proof coin is without a doubt the coloured element. The red and blue lightning bolt motif is instantly recognisable from the Aladdin Sane era and is synonymous with the musician.
Interestingly, I’d say that this is the FIRST pop culture themed coin I can think of that features a portrait – until now portraits on coins have been reserved for Royalty or prominent historical figures. This is incredibly unusual for a coin and means it will be sought-after by knowledgeable collectors.
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The David Bowie coin follows in the footsteps of Queen and Elton John where we saw SELL-OUTS within hours of release!
This surely means that considering the sell-out success of the previous coins in the Music Legends series, that this new David Bowie coin is sure to be in high demand and collectors will have to act quickly to guarantee one for their collections.
If you want to be kept up to date and be the first to know when these coins are available, then simply register your interest below and we’ll email you as soon as we have more information.