2020 Gold Proof 2 Pound Coin – Agatha Christie


The 2020 Gold Proof Two Pound Coin - Agatha Christie 

Gold £2 piece created from gold using 22 carat yellow gold for the inner ring and 22 carat red gold for the outer ring. Diameter is 28.4mm and weight is 15.97g.

Total mintage is 335 but only 250 were released as a special edition.

Dame Agatha Christie, Lady Mallowan (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was a English writer and is the biggest selling novelist of all time with sales of over 2 billion books (only beaten by the Bible and the Shakespeare's works).

This coin is commemorating 100 years of Agatha Christie's first book The Mysterious Affair at Styles (a Hercule Poirot novel) in 1920. It was published after being rejected six times.

Agatha Christie's 66 novels murder mystery/detective novels plus many short stories contain characters like Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Her main works are Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None (selling over 100 million copies), Death on the Nile, The Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime, The A.B.C. Murders and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

She also wrote the stage play The Mousetrap, which holds the world record for longest initial run and is still going with more that 27,000 performances.

The Reverse, by David Lawrence, shows a jigsaw puzzle with a gun, a bottle poison and the signature of Agatha Christie.

The Edge Inscription reads: "LITTLE GREY CELLS"

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Image Credit: The Royal Mint.


Mintage: 335 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
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Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Gold 2 Pound Coins
The first gold two pound (£2) coins appeared in 1820 for George III but they were only made occasionally (intended for circulation) until 1980 when the Royal Mint started minting them yearly. There are both proof and uncirculated types in previous years but the modern trend seems to be a proof as part of a set. 

Gold £2 Coins are also know as Double Sovereigns, but as with gold five pound coins there are two variations. One is the double sovereign itself - it looks like a larger version of the sovereign of the same year and is likely to have George and the Dragon on the back. The other type is a commemorative style which tends to copy the circulation two pound design. To avoid categorisation some dealers refer to both types collectively as two pound pieces.

For size comparison, the image on the right shows a modern sovereign set containing the half-sovereign, sovereign, double sovereign and £5 coin.

The specification for two pound coins

Weight is 15.98g, which is twice the weight of a standard gold sovereign. The diameter is 28.4mm and about 2mm thick. It is made from 22 Carat gold (0.916 or 91.6% gold).
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Gold 2 Pound Coins page on eBay UK

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AGATHA CHRISTIE GOLD PROOF £2 TWO POUND COIN IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT BOX WITH COA
AGATHA CHRISTIE GOLD PROOF £2 TWO POUND COIN IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT BOX WITH COA
£ 1,150.00
2020 100 YEARS OF MYSTERY AGATHA CHRISTIE £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN complete
2020 100 YEARS OF MYSTERY AGATHA CHRISTIE £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN complete
£ 1,395.00

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