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2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare Two Pound Coin Set

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2016 William Shakespeare BU 2 Coin Set in Presentation Folder Obverse


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2016 William Shakespeare BU 2 Coin Set in Presentation Folder Reverse

2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare Two Pound 'Tragedy' Coin Reverse

2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare Two Pound 'Comedy' Coin Reverse

2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare Two Pound 'History' Coin Reverse

2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare Two Pound Coin Obverse

The UK's Royal Mint have released a three £2 coins to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare. Other £2 coins issued in 2016 commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London and the Army During World War I.

All three Shakespeare coins come together in a set, and the coins are endorsed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

We received our first delivery on 18th November, 2015.

Uncirculated in Folder
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He was christened on 26th April, 1564, but his exact birth date is unknown.

Shakespeare is often regarded as one of the greatest poets and playwrights that ever lived. During his lifetime he wrote 154 sonnets and 37 plays, including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Shakespeare died on 23rd April, 1616 at the age of 52.

Design

There are three coins to commemorate Shakespeare's legacy.

Reverse

The reverse designs are by the Royal Mint engraver, John Bergdahl.

Comedies
The first coin shows a jester's hat with a stick. This is to celebrate the actors and their trade.

Histories
A crown with a sword going through it symbolises the history of which Shakespeare wrote about and the drama he explored.

Tragedies
The final coin shows a skull with a rose going through it. The rose is meant to represent eternal love, whilst the skull alludes to the doomed romances which so many of Shakespeare's characters experienced.

Obverse

The obverse of each coin shows the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. This is the first time the portrait has been used on £2 coins, having only been unveiled in 2015.

 

Brilliant Uncirculated in Folder

The coins come in a colourful presentation folder, which explores the life of William Shakespeare.

Specifications

Version Diameter Weight Issue Limit
Uncirculated in Folder 28.40 12.00  
Silver Proof 28.40 12.00 12,000
Piedfort Silver Proof 28.40 24.00 2,000
Gold Proof 28.40 15.97 1,200

 

2016 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 50p

2016 The Army World War I £2

2016 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London £2

2016 Annual Coin Set


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