200 years since the birth of a monster…

This year celebrates the 200th birthday of one of the most infamous fictional characters in historic literature – Frankenstein’s Monster!

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With film adaptations across various genres, from the quasi-rock opera The Rocky Horror Picture Show to sci-fi classics like Prometheus, the tale of the dysfunctional Victor Frankenstein and his mad scientific invention is known by all of us in some shape or form.

In the gothic tale – written by Mary Shelley – an obsessed Victor Frankenstein attempts to bring a corpse back to life in his laboratory through mad methods of chemistry, alchemy and a ‘flash’ of electricity.

To celebrate this important literary bi-centenary The Royal Mint has released a commemorative £2. The reverse features the word ‘Frankenstein’ in electric gothic font, along with ‘Bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s The Modern Prometheus’ written around the edge.

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The edge inscription reads ‘A spark of being’, the words of Dr Victor Frankenstein when he creates ‘creature’.

We haven’t seen anything quite like this in a coin design before and since the design was revealed at the start of the year there has been a huge response from excited collectors looking to get their hands on this unusual coin.

What do you think of this new £2 coin? Let us know in the comments below!


Commemorate 200 years of Mary Shelley’s exceptional novel with the ‘Frankenstein’ BU £2

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This striking £2 coin is now available to add to your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Collectors interest is expected to be ‘monstrous’, so click here to order yours now >>>

  1. Jackie Pedzinski on September 17, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Are or have these gone/going into general circulation ?



    • Yasmin Britton on September 19, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Hi Jackie, these coins are not currently in circulation. Hope this helps. Thanks, Yasmin