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2012 Charles Dickens £2 Coin

This page contains information about the coin struck to mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. You can use the coin quick links below to find key information fast.

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How much is the Charles Dickens 2 pound coin worth?
Charles Dickens £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £2.50 and £2.95.

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Charles Dickens in New York, circa 1867-1868
Charles Dickens in New York, circa 1867-1868

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 in Portsmouth. When his father was taken to a debtor's prison, Dickens had to leave school and work in a factory. Although he didn't have much of an education, he wrote hundreds of articles and short stories, and 15 novels amongst other literary works. In addition to this, he campaigned for children's rights and other social reforms such as education. His work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and he is today regarded as a great novelist of the Victorian era. Dickens died in 1870, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

2012 marks the 200th anniversary of his birth, with a £2 coin showing the outline of Dickens' face made up of the titles of his work. The obverse is by Ian Rank-Broadley. The edge inscription 'SOMETHING WILL TURN UP' is a quote from Dickens' work and represents an optimism that there will be a solution when it is needed.

Charles Dickens coin specification and useful information
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Year 2012
How many Charles Dickens £2 coins were minted? 8,190,000

Minting errors: Is there a Charles Dickens £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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On the Obverse (heads) side of the coin, there are small raised dots around the edge of the silver coloured section of the coin. On some coins these dots may be offset, so, for example they may appear away from the edge above the Queens head and be very close the the edge or missing from the opposite side (below the Queens neck).

This is common on all two pound coins minted before 2015 and is not considered a minting error.

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The inscription on the edge of the coin SOMETHING WILL TURN UP 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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Page Author: BH | Lasted Updated: 24/04/2018
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