Shakespeare £2 Coins

This trio of two pound coins was created to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

The coins designed by John Bergdahl represent his play genres, Histories, Comedies and Tragedies.

At the time of writing, mintage figures for these coins has yet to be published by The Royal Mint, but from reviewing available information, here at Coin Checker we believe the coins did have different mintages with the Tragedies coin likely to have been produced in the highest numbers and the Comedies coin being the rarest of the three.

Shakespeare £2 CoinsWilliam Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. He was born April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
2016 Shakespeare Tragedies
Coin Name: 2016 Shakespeare Tragedies
Guide Value: 4.50
2016 Shakespeare Histories
Coin Name: 2016 Shakespeare Histories
Guide Value: 4.62
2016 Shakespeare Comedies
Coin Name: 2016 Shakespeare Comedies
Guide Value: 7.15

Shakespeare produced plays, mostly comedies and histories at first, later concentrating on tragedies which included Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear.

He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and died aged 52 on 23 April 1616. He was buried at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon.

© 2017 Coin Checker