• 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin reverse
  • 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin obverse
  • 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin in presentation box
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  • 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin with cert
  • 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin reverse
  • 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin obverse
  • 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin in presentation box
  • 2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin with cert
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2016 William Shakespeare Gold Proof 0.25 Ounce Coin

2016 William Shakespeare 1/4 Ounce Gold Proof Coin.

This coin issued by the Royal Mint commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Struck in .999 fine gold, this quarter ounce coin is one of only 350 coins issued. It comes complete with a certificate of authenticity and a presentation box.


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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. William was the third of eight children and was their oldest surviving child as their first two children died in infancy.

Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and 6 months later, Anne gave birth to Suzanna. Nearly 2 years later, Anne gave birth to twins Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet would later die of unknown causes at the age of 11.

It is not known when Shakespeare began writing but records show that a number of his plays were shown on the London stage by 1592.

His works and collaborations include 39 plays, 154 sonnets and 3 long narrative poems, many of which have been translated into every major living language.

'Put Money in Thy Purse'

This phrase comes from Act 1 Scene 3 of Othello when Iago urges Roderigo to sell his land and assets in order to have money so Desdemona will fall in love with him. Roderigo is later stabbed in the back by Iago who had been using Roderigo for his money. 


The obverse features the fifth portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Jody Clark.


The reverse features the image of William Shakespeare and bears the inscription:


"Put money in thy purse" is taken from Shakespeare's play, Othello.


Weight / Size0.25 Ounce
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.25
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Issue Limit350
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Reverse DesignerUnknown
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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