Royal Mint to release £2 coin to mark 100 years since Agatha Christie’s first novel


COINS to mark 100 years since the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel are being sold by the Royal Mint.

The Mysterious Affair At Styles introduced Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in October 1920.

The £2 coin in honour of Agatha Christie features a jigsaw piece

It’s been 100 years since the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel

The £2 coin is available to buy on the Royal Mint’s website.

It features jigsaw pieces with “Little grey cells” written round the edge, one of Poirot’s most famous phrases.

Prices go from £10 to £1,115 for a gold version.

Clare Maclennan, of the Mint, said: “This year marks the 100th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s first published novel, The Mysterious Affair At Styles.

“To commemorate the significant anniversary, we are delighted to introduce this commemorative £2 coin to celebrate 100 years of mystery and honour the best-selling novelist of all time.

“The coin’s design is adorned with all the hallmarks of an Agatha Christie novel, with the jigsaw pieces representing ingenious plot twists that we are all familiar with when reading her mystery novels.”

Agatha Christie’s great-grandson James Prichard said: “I’m delighted that the Royal Mint are honouring the work of my great-grandmother in this way.

“She was, quite simply, a genius, and it is fantastic to see her stories and characters continuing to receive such recognition 100 years after her first novel was published.”

The coins will not go into general circulation.

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