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2016 Shakespeare Tragedies £2 Coin

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 represent his plays (Tragedies).You can use the coin quick links below to find key information fast.

CONFIRMED COIN ERROR The edge inscription on this coin should read "WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS A MAN", but some coins have the inscription "FOR KING AND COUNTRY" that was used for a different £2 coin. Check the edge of your coin, if it says "FOR KING AND COUNTRY" - it is a Shakespeare Tragedies (Skull) £2 error coin that could be worth one twenty times face value. (£40)

2016 Shakespeare Tragedies £2
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?
ebayShakespeare 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, 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.

If this coin eludes your change checking efforts, the £2 coin can be purchased for £5 plus £2.99 postage from The Westminster Collection.

Alloy (Inner)
Alloy (Outer)
Reverse Designer
John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer
Jody Clark
Mintage Figure

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.

£2 Coin Error: Edge inscription upside down Edge inscription upside down
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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