The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint, based in Llantrisant, South Wales, are sponsoring a BookBench. It will feature their own design incorporating sketches from the original storyboard for the new 2017 Jane Austen £2 coin, which will be released in both commemorative and circulating form, this summer.

“We are delighted to be involved with such an illustrative way of celebrating of the life of Jane Austen. The BookBench project presents us with the perfect opportunity to explore the pages of Royal Mint designer, Dominique Evans, to share with the public some of the ideas and concepts that evolved out of her painstaking research and development for the final coin design ”, said Chief Engraver Gordon Summers from The Royal Mint.