To mark the new Jane Austen £2 coin being released to collectors as an individual coin, Yasmin and I went to Bath, home to Jane Austen, to see what people of Bath think of the new coin.
And they loved it. Watch their responses below…
The coin, designed by Dominique Evans, features a silhouette of Austen and the dates 1817-2017 both overlapped with Jane’s signature. The gold outer features regency stripes, synonymous with the era in which she wrote her novels.
Jane Austen is one of the world’s best loved novelists and over the years her books have grown into a global phenomenon. Her novels have been translated into more than 40 languages with dozens of popular film and television adaptions making her widely recognised and adored.
2017 Jane Austen Brilliant Uncirculated £2 Coin