05-06-2012, 10:30 AM
Matthew Dent has created a stunning new design for the reverse of the coin. Cleverly combining a contemporary technique with a Victorian image, it features the well-known profile of Dickens created out of type, made up of the titles of his works. Some of the famous works are here, from his early writings ‘Sketches by Boz’ to his final, unfinished novel, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’ The edge of this Solid Silver £2 coin is inscribed with an uplifting quote, from Dickens’ own favourite story, ‘David Copperfield’. It is the voice of the lovable and irrepressible Mr Micawber saying ‘SOMETHING WILL TURN UP’.
Alloy Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.40 mm
This coin is not for me but some of you may like it!