This page contains information about the coin struck to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and depicts an image to represent his plays (Histories).You can use the coin quick links below to find key information fast.
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The William Shakespeare £2 coins were issued in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.
The Shakespeare Histories £2 coin carries the edge inscription THE HOLLOW CROWN and shows a crown and dagger design.
It is the second rarest of the 3 coins with a mintage of 4,615,000 – check your change for the circulation coin as the Brilliant uncirculated version is no longer available from The Royal Mint.
At the time of writing, The Shakespeare Histories 2016 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin can still be purchased for £110 based on a limited edition presentation of 2500.
The Westminster Collection have each of the Shakespeare £2 coins available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated and circulated condition as well as the full set as a trio of individually packaged BU coins for £25 plus £2.99 postage.
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.