£2 Coin Checker - 2016 Shakespeare Tragedies £2 Coin

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Shakespeare Tragedies, Histories and Comedies £2 Coins
Shakespeare Tragedies, Histories and Comedies £2 Coins

The William Shakespeare £2 coins were issued in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

The set of 3 coins include Histories, Comedies and Tragedies as a reference to the genre of plays written by Shakespeare.

The Skull £2 coin as it is often known was created to represent Shakespeare's Tragedies and includes the start of a well know quote from a play called Hamlet on the coin edge: WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS A MAN.

The coin shows a prop from the play, a human skull and a rose. It is the most common of the 3 coins with a mintage of 5,695,000 so should not be too hard to find in your change.

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2016 Shakespeare Tragedies
2016 Shakespeare Tragedies £2

Join the Coin Hunt: This £2 coin can be found in your change, on average you would see one of this coin design in every 84 two pound coins received as change.

How much is the Shakespeare Tragedies 2 pound coin worth?
Shakespeare Tragedies £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £3.12 and £3.34.

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Shakespeare Tragedies coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription What a piece of work is a man
Year 2016
How many Shakespeare Tragedies £2 coins were minted? 5,695,000

Minting errors: Is there a Shakespeare Tragedies £2 coin mint error?

Sellers of coins from circulation would like to sell coins for as much over face value as possible, so often refer to rare mint error in the description on marketplaces such as eBay. If you are looking to buy this coin, read this first to ensure you do not pay far more than the coin is worth as a collector item.

No mint errors for this coin have been confirmed by The Royal Mint.

Error associated with this coinCoin Image
The inscription on the edge of the coin What a piece of work is a man is upside down when the coin is Obverse (heads) side up.

This is common on all two pound coins and is not a minting error as the inscription is not struck a certain way up. Any two pound coin can have the writing on the edge any way up.

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