Charles Dickens 1812-1870

Niue Islands 2015 - $2 - Charles Dickens 1812-1870 - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

New Zealand Mint has issued this coin to commemorate the great poet Charles Dickens.
Low mintage, only 10.000 have been issued!
$104.13

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Niue Islands
Year 2015
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 36 x 53 mm
Mintage 10000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer who created some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters, and has come to be regarded as one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian period.
Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was forced to leave school at the age of 12 to work in a factory and help support his family. Although he had little formal education, Dickens sprang to fame at the age of 24 with the publication of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers). Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour and keen observations on society.
Over the course of his career, Dickens edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, published numerous sketches, and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles. In addition to this, Dickens campaigned vigorously for education, children’s rights, and other social reforms. He is remembered as a literary colossus of his age, producing some of the most influential and acclaimed works ever written.

Reverse Design

This coin face depicts five iconic fictional characters from the works of Charles Dickens engraved in relief. These are David Copperfield, Pip and Estella, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Madame Thérèse Defarge.

Obverse Design

This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the left, and a portrait of Charles Dickens set within an engraved frame on the right.

Packaging

The Charles Dickens 1 oz Silver Coin is packaged inside a book-style coin case, incorporating the Certificate of Authenticity on the inside cover of the packaging.

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