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Jane Austen £2 Coin

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

2017 £2 Coin Jane Austen

£18 - £23
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Coin Rarity

BU Mintage: 82,280
Not found in change: 0 coins created to enter circulation. Available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from release date: 08 June 2017.

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


Prices from £8.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £21. Expect to sell your unpackaged / carded coin for between £18 and £23 on eBay / Facebook.

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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 Packaging

Brilliant Uncirculated coins produced by The Royal Mint must be sold in packaging when first offered for sale - whether direct or via official distributors.

This £2 in Brilliant Uncirculated quality was included in these coin packs / sets:

2017 United Kingdom Annual Coin Set

Available to purchase on the release date 03 January 2017 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £89 for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 27,551

Jane Austen 2017 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Available to purchase on the release date 08 June 2017 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £20 for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 54,729
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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

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Coin Hunter CH codes: CH1817AUSTEN CH1817JANE CH2017AUSTEN CH2017JANE

This coin uses Coin Hunter search codes to identify the coin based on any date shown on the coin and words shown on the reverse of the coin.

The code is made up of CH then a 4 digit year date such as 1817 and one word from the tails side of the coin, for example AUSTEN no spaces are used, so one of 4 possible codes for this coin is CH1817AUSTEN.

The full list of codes that can be used to quick search coin information for the Jane Austen £2 coin (such as current value) are based on the dates 1817,2017 and words AUSTEN,JANE : CH1817AUSTEN CH1817JANE CH2017AUSTEN CH2017JANE

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