£2 Coin Checker - 2018 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein £2 Coin
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
On a stormy night in 1816, a group of friends gathered at a villa on Lake Geneva to tell each other ghost stories. The company, including the poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, had been discussing whether or not human life was simply biological or contained 'the divine spark' of God. That night Mary Godwin (later Mary Shelley) experienced a fevered dream about the birth of a terrible creature that was to become one of the most famous horror stories ever written.
When Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus was first published on New Year's Day, 1818, few people could have predicted that the terrifying tale of a meddling scientist would become a lasting touchstone of popular culture.
2018 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein £2 - Click coin to view larger image
Hailed as the first science fiction novel it anticipated the era of genetic engineering and medical transplant surgery by more than a century. For 200 years it has influenced the way we think about scientific and medical research. Born from the nightmare of an 18-year-old girl, Shelley's monster has become and enduring legend of modern literature.
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein coin specification and useful information
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Minting errors: Is there a Mary Shelley's Frankenstein £2 coin mint error?
Sellers of coins from circulation would like to sell coins for as much over face value as possible, so often refer to rare mint error in the description on marketplaces such as eBay. If you are looking to buy this coin, read this first to ensure you do not pay far more than the coin is worth as a collector item.
No mint errors for this coin have been confirmed by The Royal Mint.
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|The inscription on the edge of the coin A SPARK OF BEING is upside down when the coin is Obverse (heads) side up.
This is common on all two pound coins and is not a minting error as the inscription is not struck a certain way up. Any two pound coin can have the writing on the edge any way up.
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