200th Anniversary since the death of Jane Austen £2



Issued 2017
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Dominique Evans
Edge Milled
Inscription There is no doing without money
Mintage Sets only
B.U pack C
£10.00 L
08/06/17 I
SOLD 54,729 K

Design details:

A small amount released into circulated 18 July 2017 in the Winchester area, BU versions.

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. The design on the coin is a silhouette of Jane Austen in a cameo, with regency wallpaper in the background.