Unveil the mystery and magic of the medieval era with GoldClub Direct’s exclusive offering of the 2023 1 oz Royal Mint Merlin Myths and Legends Silver Coin, the second addition to the captivating three-coin series inspired by the legend of King Arthur. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Merlin’s mythology, with his portrayal as a confidant, seer, and sorcerer elegantly captured on the reverse of this exceptional coin by acclaimed artist and illustrator David Lawrence. Set against the mystical backdrop of Glastonbury, the image showcases Merlin as a guardian of ancient knowledge and mystical power, accompanied by an owl, and wielding his magical stave, infused with otherworldly energies. The addition of a golden sickle attached to his belt further cements the coin’s homage to Merlin’s ritualistic practices.
Did you know that the association of owls with Merlin can be traced back to ancient Greek mythology? The goddess Athena was often depicted with an owl, which became a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. In the Middle Ages, this symbolism was transferred to Merlin, who was also associated with wisdom and prophecy. It is said that Merlin’s owl was not just a companion, but also served as a messenger, carrying important information between Merlin and his allies. Merlin’s staff has its own captivating legend- It is said that the staff was created from an elder tree, believed to possess mystical qualities that granted it potent magical power. The staff’s crystal top allowed Merlin to see beyond the physical realm, enabling him to perceive past, present, and future simultaneously, adding to the enigma of this iconic figure.
Crafted to the highest bullion standards of The Royal Mint, each coin contains one troy ounce of 999 fine silver and comes individually encased in a single coin capsule, ensuring its long-term preservation and stunning finish. The 2023 1 oz Royal Mint Merlin Myths and Legends Silver Coin is not just a remarkable tribute to one of the most celebrated characters of medieval legend, but also a cherished collectible for enthusiasts and collectors alike, a precious artifact of a bygone era. Get yours today at GoldClub Direct!