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In January 2020 the Royal Mint announced that a trubute to Agatha Christie would appear on one of their 2020 commemorative £2 poind coins, celebrating the centenary of her first published novel: The Mysterious Affair at Styles. The coin was released later in the year.

The design of the coin is made by David Lawrence.

“I pursued several possible threads to this design: each based around various problem-solving metaphors. I started :with some ideas based on a board game – the pieces bearing the faces of various characters in a story. I then worked :on some designs using the concept of a maze – the solution to the problem lying at its centre. But the final idea :was the one which was possibly the simplest to understand and execute and which reflected the universal truth of :every story: at the heart of every Agatha Christie Mystery there is a missing component – a missing piece to the :puzzle – which, when finally and ingeniously deduced, completes the picture and brings resolution.”