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Jane Austen £2 Coin

Two pound coin struck to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of the great British writer - Jane Austen.
2017 £2 Coin Jane Austen

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 0
BU Mintage: 85,196

The Jane Austen £2 Coin was Not Struck For Circulation (NSFC), so wont be found in change.

This two pound coin was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 08 June 2017. Total BU Mintage figures include 56,718 coins in Jane Austen Royal Mint packs and 28,478 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

Coin Value - How much is my Jane Austen £2 coin worth?


The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Jane Austen £2 Coin was available from £8.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £20.

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Jane Austen Portrait
Jane Austen Portrait

Jane Austen was an English Novelist born in 1775 and is best known for her novels which offer an insight into life during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Her novels were published anonymously, and though she received little publicity from them during her lifetime, 200 years after her death, she is considered one of the most important literary characters of that time.

Her stories of love and realism were unusual at the time, and are loved today as important pieces of literature. This £2 coin has been issued to celebrate her life and work.

The reverse design is a simple portrait of Jane Austen, contained within a locket, with her signature across the front. The lettering around the outside includes her name, the anniversary date and coin denomination. Jody Clark's obverse (5th portrait) design is used on the other side.

Coin Reverse (tails side)

A depiction of a regency style framed silhouette of Jane Austen accompanied by her signature and the inscription "JANE AUSTEN 1817 - 2017", with the denomination "TWO POUNDS"

Design by: Dominique Evans

Coin Obverse (heads side)

5th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark with the inscription "ELIZABETH II • DEI • GRA • REG • FID • DEF • 2017 •".

Coin Edge

The 2.5mm milled edge is inscribed with the text "THERE IS NO DOING WITHOUT MONEY".

Coin Specification

Denomination: £2
Alloy: Cupronickel (inner) Nickel-Brass (outer)
Weight: 12g
Diameter: 28.4mm
Quality: BU
Year: 2017

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality. These are coins produced to a higher standard that show more detail and have none of the marks and scratches that will be seen on all circulation quality coins.