GoldClub Direct is pleased to offer avid enthusiast of medieval history and mythology, the 2023 1 oz Royal Mint Merlin Myths and Legends Gold Coin, the second addition to the three-coin series inspired by the enduring legend of King Arthur.
The coin’s reverse image showcases the revered figure of Merlin, renowned for his role as King Arthur’s confidant, seer, and sorcerer. With a mastery of artistic expression, David Lawrence brings to life the enigmatic character of Merlin on the reverse of this stunning coin. Depicted against the backdrop of Glastonbury, a place long believed to be the inspiration for the mystical Avalon, the image portrays Merlin as a keeper of ancient knowledge and mystical power. An owl, an emblem of wisdom, perches on his shoulder, while in his hand, he wields his magical stave, a tool imbued with otherworldly energies. The addition of a golden sickle attached to his belt pays homage to his ritualistic practices and further emphasizes the coin’s celebration of the iconic figure of Merlin.
Did you know that Merlin’s staff has a fascinating legend of its own? It is said that the staff was crafted from an elder tree, a plant believed to have mystical qualities that granted it potent magical power. According to legend, the staff’s crystal top had the ability to see beyond the physical realm, allowing Merlin to perceive the past, present, and future simultaneously.
Each coin is expertly crafted to The Royal Mint’s highest bullion standards, containing one troy ounce of .9999 fine gold. This precious and unique coin comes individually encased in a single coin capsule, providing long-term protection and preserving its brilliant finish.
The 2023 1 oz Royal Mint Merlin Myths and Legends Gold Coin is a remarkable tribute to one of the most celebrated and enigmatic characters of medieval legend and a cherished collectible for enthusiasts and historians alike.