Special coins marking 100-year anniversaries of women getting the right to vote and the end of the First World War are being released this year.
The Royal Mint will also introduce coins celebrating 200 years since the publication of Frankenstein.
Mary Shelley’s classic novel, which was first published anonymously in 1818, is being commemorated with a brand new £2 coin.
A 50p coin will mark a century since the passing of the Representation of the People Act.
The Act gave women over 30 the right to vote, and it also extended suffrage to servicemen over 19 and all men over 21.
Another £2 coin, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, features a quote from Wilfred Owen’s poem Strange Meeting – ‘the truth untold, the pity of war’.
Owen, who was virtually unknown in his lifetime, wrote many of his poems in 1917 and 1918.
They were published after his death in action, aged 25, during a British assault on the German-held Sambre Canal on the Western Front on November 4 1918.
It was just one week before the signing of the Armistice.
A £2 coin will also honour the Royal Air Force which formed 100 years ago in April 1918.
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