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Look out for these special new coins coming out in 2018

Alex Powell from the Royal Mint holds a new £2 coin featuring a Frankenstein design (Picture: PA)
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By admin , in UK , at January 1, 2018

Joe Roberts for Metro.co.uk

Look out for these special new coins coming out in 2018
Alex Powell from the Royal Mint holds a new £2 coin featuring a Frankenstein design (Picture: PA)

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.

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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.

Look out for these special new coins coming out in 2018
A 50p coin honours the Act that gave women over 30 the right to vote (Picture: PA)
Look out for these special new coins coming out in 2018
A new £2 coin features Wilfred Owen’s poem Strange Meeting (Picture: PA)
Look out for these special new coins coming out in 2018
The 100th anniversary of the RAF is also being commemorated with a £2 coin (Picture: PA)

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.

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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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