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Shakespeare Comedies £2 Coin

Two pound coin struck to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and commemorate Shakespeare's comedies
2016 £2 Coin Shakespeare Comedies
2016 Shakespeare Comedies £2 Coin [Circulated - Coin Hunter card]
2016 Shakespeare Comedies £2 Coin [Circulated - Coin Hunter card]

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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 4,355,000
BU Mintage: 57,807

The Shakespeare Comedies £2 Coin can be found in your change: 4,355,000 coins dated 2016 were struck to enter circulation.

This two pound coin was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 05 November 2015. Total BU Mintage figures include 22,060 coins in Shakespeare Comedies Royal Mint packs and 35,747 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

Coin Value - How much is my Shakespeare Comedies £2 coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) £2 is worth it's Face Value (FV) of two pound. The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Shakespeare Comedies £2 Coin was available from £9.33 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £8.

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2016 William Shakespeare £2 Coin
2016 William Shakespeare £2 Coin
Coin Reverse (tails side)

A cap and bells with a jester's stick accompanied by the inscription "WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2016"

Design by: John Bergdahl

Coin Obverse (heads side)

5th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark with the inscription "ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 2 POUNDS •".

Coin Edge

The 2.5mm milled edge is inscribed with the text "ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE".

Coin Specification

Denomination: £2
Alloy: Cupronickel (inner) Nickel-Brass (outer)
Weight: 12g
Diameter: 28.4mm
Quality: CIRC / BU
Year: 2016

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A Shakespeare Comedies £2 Coin in good circulated condition (A few small contact marks on the coin, but retains some original shine and most of the original design detail.) is more desirable to a collector than a worn down battered coin.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation (CIRC) and coins available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality. These are coins produced to a higher standard that show more detail and have none of the marks and scratches that will be seen on all circulation quality coins.

Some coins made for circulation remain "Uncirculated" as they have been kept in or taken from the original sealed coin bag they were packed in after being sent out from The Royal Mint. These are still circulation quality coins - but may keep more of the orginal shine and have a few less contact marks.

Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 4,355,000 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 8 years.