Shakespeare to feature on 2016 £2 coins

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Other new coin designs revealed by the Royal Mint include ones marking the Queen’s 90th birthday, the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, the Battle of Hastings’ 950th anniversary and the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter.

Anne Jessopp, director of commemorative coin at the Royal Mint, said: “It is always exciting to see the new years’ designs revealed, commemorating the moments that matter, and revisiting some of the great events and stories from our history.”

The new coin designs by the Royal Mint.
The new coin designs by the Royal Mint.