One of the greatest writers in the English language, William Shakespeare, is immortalised on this spectacular 5oz silver proof coin.
Celebrating the 450 years since the birth of this famous playwrite, The Perth Mint is delighted to present a stunning commemorative befitting Shakespeare and his literary achievements.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in stunning proof quality.
The coin’s reverse features a spiral-line engraved likeness of Shakespeare. The design also includes a representation of the Globe theatre with an actor on stage surrounded by motifs denoting famous scenes from Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V. The inscriptions ‘William Shakespeare’ and ‘450th Anniversary of his Birth’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the coin’s weight and fineness, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
To commemorate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, no more than 450 of these coins will be released worldwide.
The coin is housed in a classic charcoal-coloured presentation case, which comes within a stylish outer shipper displaying stunning imagery and quotes from William Shakespreare’s most well-known plays.
A numbered Certificate authenticates each release.