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  • The only official UK coins to mark this anniversary
  • Celebrating Shakespeare’s famous tragedies
  • Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • The wooden case of the £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin 'The Shakespeare Tragedies' 2016 UK

The Shakespeare Tragedies 2016 £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Article Number: 1300190105

  • 1 of 3 official UK coins to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death
  • Sterling silver; Proof finish
  • Mintage 5,000
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The Royal MintCelebrate the work of one of the most iconic Brits in history

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, The Royal Mint has created the Shakespeare 2016 brilliant uncirculated set that features 3 £2 coins that celebrate one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare.

This coin commemorates Shakespeare's famous tragedies, whilst the other 2 celebrate his comedies and his histories.

About This Coin

This is 1 of 3 official coins struck in double thickness to mark this event and is endorsed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The 2 pound coin is struck with a sterling silver inner and gold plated sterling silver outer frame. John Bergdahl, the experienced Royal Mint engraver, masterfully interweaves love and tragedy in his design, an homage to doomed romance. Around the edge William Shakespeare 2016 is engraved with 2 delicate roses.

The obverse, designed by Jody Clark whose initials can be seen on the coin, features the Queen's head. The edge inscription reads "what a piece of work is a man" taken from Prince Hamlet’s speech in act 2, scene 2 of Hamlet.

Theatre goers and lovers of literature will appreciate this elegant Proof standard coin, which would grace any collection.

Packaging

Your coin will be sent with packaging that reveals more about the Bard’s fascinating life and work.

Specifications
Mintage: 5,000
Year of Issue: 2016
Collection: Shakespeare 2016 UK £2 Three-Coin BU Set
Metal: Inner: Sterling Silver (925/1000); Outer: Sterling Silver (925/1000) Gold Plated
Quality: Proof
Mint: The Royal Mint
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 24.00 g
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