The Myths and Legends "Merlin" 1 oz Gold Coin 2023 is a captivating tribute to the legendary wizard Merlin, known for his prophecies and magical powers. This exceptional coin encapsulates the essence of Merlin's mystery and serves as a precious collector’s item for those fascinated by the world of mythology and folklore.
Merlin is the second coin in the three-coin 2023 mini-series as part of the Myths and Legends bullion range from the Royal Mint in Wales. It is the largest coin in this enchanting series which was inspired by the tale of King Arthur. Merlin is a key figure in the story as adviser to the king and a powerful sorcerer. It was he who had the magical sword Excalibur imbued with its powers. He hid the sword at the bottom of Lake Avalon and later placed it in the stone that Arthur was to heroically free it from. It was said that the sword could only be removed by a person with a pure heart. It was also Merlin who advised Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon, to form the fellowship of the Knights of the Round Table.
Designed by the accomplished illustrator David Lawrence and crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Myths and Legends "Merlin" gold coin showcases a stunning design that captures the spirit of this iconic character. The obverse of the coin features a finely sculpted image of Merlin, portraying him with his flowing beard, magical stave and an owl perched upon his shoulder, demonstrating his magical powers. He also has a sickle at his belt for cutting mistletoe. His cloak has a frosted finish and is adorned with symbols of the sun, moon and stars. In the background of this mesmerising scene you can see Glastonbury Tor representing the mystical Isle of Avalon. The clouds offer added security using the hexality feature reflecting light at different angles. The intricate detailing of his features attest to the craftsmanship involved. The reverse depicts the new portrait of King Charles III designed by Martin Jennings which was first unveiled in 2022.
The Myths and Legends "Merlin" gold coin is minted from 1 troy ounce of .9999 fine gold with a metric weight of 31.1 grams. It measures 32.69 mm in diameter and has a denomination of £100.
The coin holds both investment and collector value with the enduring popularity of this intriguing character adding to its potential of appreciation over time.
|Country of Origin
|The Royal British Mint
|Year of issue
|Single in Pouch
|10 per tube
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