2017 Jane Austen £2 Coin and £10 Banknote Pack
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2017 Jane Austen £2 Coin and £10 Banknote Pack

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. To celebrate such an inspirational female figure, the Royal Mint and the Bank of England have chosen to honour her on a brand new £2 coin and £10 banknote.

This is the first time that someone, except the reigning monarch, has appeared on both a circulating coin and banknote at the same time!

The new polymer banknote, which is 15% smaller than the current £10, features a portrait image of Jane Austen (commissioned by her nephew James Edward Austen Leigh in 1870), alongside the famous quotation from her novel Pride and Prejudice: ‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” 

It also incorporates enhanced security features, including the Queen's portrait in a see-through window and multiple foil patches to guarantee the genuine nature of the note. Additionally, there is a tactile feature on the front of the note to help the blind and partially sighted detect the note denomination.

This is your opportunity to receive one of the very first Polymer £10 notes issued in perfect mint condition alongside the 2017 Jane Austen £2 Coin issued by The Royal Mint.

N.B. Please note the word “SPECIMEN” is shown to comply with Bank of England rules for picturing banknotes and will not be on the banknote you receive.

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  • Approx. Size: 150mm x 170mm
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  • £10 Banknote
  • Size: 132mm x 69mm
  • Year of Issue: 2017
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  • 2017 Jane Austen £2
  • Inner Metal: Cupro-nickel - Outer Metal: Nickel-brass
  • Weight: 12.00g
  • Diameter: 28.40mm

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