Royal Mint 2018 coins: 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein £2 Coin

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20 January 2018
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The 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s horror novel Frankenstein will be marked with a special £2 coin.

The 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s horror novel Frankenstein will be marked with a special £2 coin.

A statement from The Royal Mint said: 

'On a stormy night in 1816, a group of friends gathered at a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva to tell each other ghost stories. The company, including the poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, had been discussing the latest scientific controversy – was human life simply biological or did it contain ‘the divine spark’ of God? That night Mary Godwin (later Mary Shelley), experienced a fevered dream about the birth of a terrible creature that was to become one of the most famous horror stories ever written.'

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Coin specifications
Denomination£2
Compositions and weights:
Inner: Cupro-nickel, Outer: Nickel-brass (12g)
Inner: Cupro-nickel, Outer: Nickel-brass (12g)
Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold (12g)​
Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold (24g)​
Inner 916.7 Au yellow gold/ Outer 916.7 Au red gold (15.97g)​
Diameter: 28.4mm
Obverse: Jody Clark 
Reverse: Thomas T. Docherty
Edge /inscription: A spark of being

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