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2 Pounds - Elizabeth II 5th portrait; Shakespeare, Tragedy

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Shakespeare, Tragedy) -  obverse2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Shakespeare, Tragedy) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Pounds
2 GBP = 2.46 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in nickel brass ring
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Sp# K40
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Honouring the works of William Shakespeare

Obverse

Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
J.C

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Skull and rose within an inner circle, lettering in an outer circle.

Lettering:
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
JB
2016

Engraver: John Bergdahl

Edge

Milled with lincuse legend

Lettering: What a piece of work is a man

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2016  4,615,000 2.55 3.39 6.82 83%
2016  10.31 17% BU
2016  6% Proof

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