450th Anniversary of the Birth of William Shakespeare

Tuvalu 2014 - $5 - 450th Anniversary of the Birth of William Shakespeare - 5oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Extremely limited! Only 450 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to the famous poet William Shakespeare.

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 5oz - 155,5g
Diameter 60,6 mm
Thickness 7,90 mm
Mintage 450
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $321.75
Coin Story

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.

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Reverse Design

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.

Obverse Design

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.


The 450th Anniversary of the Birth of William Shakespeare silver 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. It is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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