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2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« on: October 21, 2011, 09:54:44 PM »
Whereas it appears to Us desirable to order that, to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, there should be made at Our Mint coins of the denomination of two pounds in gold, in silver, and in cupro-nickel and nickel-brass, having joined concentric inner and outer sections, being in gold with a different coloured gold outer section, in silver with a gold-plated outer section and in cupro-nickel and nickel-brass with a cupro-nickel inner section and a nickel-brass outer section

The design of the said coins shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “ELIZABETH ∙ II ∙ D ∙ G ∙ REG ∙ FID ∙ DEF ∙”, the denomination “∙ TWO POUNDS ∙” and the date “2012”, and for the reverse a silhouette profile of the writer through the titles of his works, greater prominence being given to those that are more well known, with the inscription “1812 CHARLES DICKENS 1870” to the left. The said coins will have a graining upon the edge and in incuse letters the inscription “SOMETHING WILL TURN UP”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge’.


http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/59938/notices/1456983/from=2011-10-01;to=2011-10-21;all=design+coin
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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 11:02:23 PM »
Thank you for the info! Could be an interesting coin - at the very least, the theme is promising. :)

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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 11:07:41 PM »
Thank you for the info! Could be an interesting coin - at the very least, the theme is promising. :)

Christian

Yes, I've seen ALL Dickens' films - they're great.

He did some nice songs too: "Food, glorious food!" Sing, everybody!
(Where can I find a musical noticon?)
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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 12:24:32 AM »
Hmm, don't know. Maybe somewhere around here?

Christian
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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 12:35:11 AM »
Yes, I've seen ALL Dickens' films - they're great.


You know, I had great expectation you'd like them..
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 01:48:23 AM »
It will either be the best of coins or the worst of coins, no doubt a fit coin for A Fine Old English Gentleman.
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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 10:01:37 AM »
Please sir, can I have some more?

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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 11:25:06 AM »
Do you have David Coperfield, by Edmund Wells? ...



How about Grate Expectations ...?


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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 02:40:22 PM »
My first and only acting part was as the young David Copperfield in a school play, when I was about 5 or 6 and that was in the last century millennium!

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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2011, 03:56:18 PM »
The coin is out.

http://www.royalmint.com/store/BritishBase/UKCD12BU.aspx?promcode=E12BMH



The designer of the coin is not named. Yes, Dickens dealt in words, and lots of them, but I do not think it is a worthy design, and I doubt that Dickens would have liked it either.
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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2011, 04:24:16 PM »
I can see what they were trying to do, but had they allowed the coin to have more depth, it would have worked better, this is flat, and boring, and, i'm underwhelmed. Normally you see a 50p and a £2 coin, this time only the one, for obvious reasons, but, er, I was waiting for this?

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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2011, 05:15:42 PM »
It is a bit of a disappointment but I would not worry about one showing up anytime in your change.

Still waiting for these to appear in change.

2010 2 Pound Florence Nightingale Reverse
2011 2 Pound King James Bible
2011 2 Pound The Mary Rose Reverse

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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2011, 02:31:07 AM »
Yeah, they don't tend to show up in China  ;D

But maybe when the economy is getting going again, you never know, in like 10 years time, you'll find one!

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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2011, 02:59:11 AM »
I hate to be un-diplomatic but that is a horrible coin.  The subject however had such potential!
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Re: 2012 two pound coin celebrates Charles Dickens
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2011, 06:12:51 AM »
I hate to be un-diplomatic but that is a horrible coin.  The subject however had such potential!
Dale


What the Dickens were they thinking!
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