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New coin celebrates classic novel.

COINS marking 100 years since women gained the right to vote and 200 years since the publication of Frankenstein are among new designs being launched by the Royal Mint for 2018.

Mary Shelley's classic novel, which was first published anonymously on January 1, 1818 and depicted the birth of Dr Frankenstein's infamous creature, is being commemorated with a PS2 coin design.

The Royal Mint is also issuing 50p coins marking a century since the passing of the Representation of the People Act which gave women over 30 the right to vote.

The Act, which also extended suffrage to servicemen aged over 19 and all men over 21, was granted royal assent on February 6 1918 and the first election under the new system was held later that year in December.

A PS2 coin will also honour the Royal Air Force, which was formed on April 1, 1918 with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

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Alex Powell from the Royal Mint holds a PS2 coin featuring a Frankenstein design

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