Royal Mint is designing new currency in 2016 to celebrate the past 1,000 years of Britain. Other than seven Britain coins with Queen’s latest portrait over it, Royal Mint has designed new Britain coins with the images from Shakespearean plays and the ever inspiring stories of Beatrix Potter.
To celebrate the 150 birth years of Beatrix Potter, new 50p coin is designed with the image of Beatrix potter and her famous story character of Peter Rabbit. Coins of £2 are made for representing the work of Shakespeare. A coin has a skull of Hamlet’s court jester Yorick and a rose from Hamlet and the other has the image of a crown and a sword. Both are for Shakespeare’s work in the Battle of Hastings. Royal Mint is celebrating the 400th death anniversary of Shakespeare.