250 anniversary of the birth of H.G Wells £2

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Specifications

Issued 2021
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 Chris Costello
Edge Milled
Inscription GOOD BOOKS ARE THE WAREHOUSES OF IDEAS
Mintage ?
B.U pack C  
£10.00 L
2021 I
Product code C
UK21HGBU K
 

Design details: A spine chilling design.....

Inspired by vintage H. G. Wells book covers and movie posters. Who can forget the spine-chilling jellyfish-like robots conceived in the promotions for The War of the Worlds? That creature was my favourite and I created my own interpretation of it that would take advantage of the circular canvas and appear to climb out of the composition. The canvas also perfectly accommodated the clock face motif for The Time Machine, and having both elements seen behind the space where the head of The Invisible Man should be completed the design nicely.

Chris said....

“I was very excited to discover that I won the competition for this £2 coin as it is my second design sculpted and produced by The Royal Mint. As an American, I am honoured to be included among The Royal Mint’s winning designers and am very happy that my H. G Wells design will document the legacy of this extraordinary author and visionary for many years to come.




 

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