The Shakespeare 2016 UK £2 Three-Coin BU Set

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  • Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • The only official UK coins to mark this anniversary
  • The only way to own all three £2 coins in one presentation
  • Endorsed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • With packaging that reveals more about the Bard’s life and work
Product code: UK16S3BU

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Three coins celebrate his famous plays

Such is the literary legacy of William Shakespeare, that The Royal Mint has struck three official £2 coins in his honour – a first for the United Kingdom. Each coin celebrates an aspect of Shakespeare’s famous work, and the only way to own all three coins in one presentation is with this superb three-coin set. Your coins are struck to sparkling Brilliant Uncirculated standard and housed together in a display folder, complete with quotes from his plays to inspire and delight.

Honouring the works of William Shakespeare

Do you remember those English Literature lessons at school? The very first time you were handed a battered paperback, yours for a whole term, and became acquainted with one of our cultural greats, whose mastery of the language suddenly brought learning to life. The excitement and anticipation you felt as you turned each page, feeding your imagination and inspiring a lifelong love of reading and theatre that still gives so much pleasure today. Relive that simple joy as we honour the greatest writer of them all.

In the 400 years since his death, William Shakespeare is perhaps without peer. His influential works take their rightful place at the heart of our school curriculum and each new generation is gifted his legacy; ready to be inspired and entertained. Crisply minted to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, John Bergdahl's designs grace each one of these coins, an homage to Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies and historical works. This three-coin set is a thoughtful and original gift for any student. Inspire a lifelong love of the greatest dramatist who ever lived with a gift that can be treasured forever.

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Specification

Comedy

Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel - Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.0g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription All the Worlds a Stage
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

History

Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel - Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.0g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription The Hollow Crown
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

Tragedy

Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel - Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.0g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription What a piece of work is a man
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

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Must have for a Shakespeare fan

Rated 5 out of 5
09 November 2015

Beautifully designed and crafted. Would never have forgiven myself if I had missed these.

Pommy coins for an Aussie

Rated 5 out of 5
09 November 2015

Looking forward to the coins coming in the mail from the Old Country! Thought about turning the Tragedie coin into a necklace, Hamlet being my favourite play. But then I thought maybe the Comedie one would be good to as I like to think I have decent sense of humour. With a surname like Fisher, I would feel kind of Royal with the Historie one on. But that would spoil the set I guess.

Shakespeare coins

Rated 5 out of 5
09 November 2015

The importance of Shakespeare and other Britons, e.g., Darwin, to the world should actually lead to more frequent commemoration than less. The three two pound commemoratives are well designed, well struck and will be long treasured. The written material accompanying the coins was succinct and to the point. Well done!

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