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The UK 2016 Certified BU Shakespeare £2 Three Coin Set

2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. In honour of one of our greatest literary figures, The Royal Mint have issued three brand new £2 coins.

Struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated finish, the three coins honour Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies and historical works.

What’s more, each coin will arrive safely protected in a tamper-proof numismatic capsule and certified as an original Royal Mint Brilliant Uncirculated issue, ensuring its long-term collector status now and forever.

Royal Proclamation Design Details:

A dagger through a crown accompanied by the inscription “WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2016”. The said coin will have graining on the edge and in incuse letters the inscription “THE HOLLOW CROWN”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge;

A cap and bells with a jester’s stick accompanied by the inscription “WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2016”. The said coin will have graining on the edge and in incuse letters the inscription “ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge;

A skull next to a rose accompanied by the inscription “WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2016”. The said coin will have graining on the edge and in incuse letters the inscription “WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS A MAN”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge.

Order Ref 185/777F/9

Specifications

  • All Coins:
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Denomination: £2
  • Metal: Cupro-nickel
  • Weight: 12g, Diameter: 28.4mm
  • Obverse: QEII by Jody Clark
  • Reverse: John Bergdahl
  • Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Country of issue: UK