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This £2 was issued in 2021 to mark the 75th anniversary of the death of science fiction novelist, Herbert George Wells. In the late 1800s, Herbert George Wells created a new breed of novel, pioneering the genre that would later be defined as science fiction.
His creative and forward-thinking novels provide a window to the future and have become famous all over the world, with his audience spanning across generations. Chris Costello's design of this brand new coin takes inspiration from these world-famous novels, with a depiction of the Invisible Man and a Martian encircled by clock numerals. This unusual design hit the headlines this year when eagle-eyed collectors picked up on the additional leg featured on the Martian from Well’s famed War of the Worlds when the coin was issued in the 2021 Annual Coin Set. The obverse features the fifth portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
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