The Royal Mint Myths and Legends 2023 Merlin 1/4oz gold proof coin celebrates one of the most iconic figures in British mythology, Merlin the wizard and mentor to King Arthur. The coin is part of The Royal Mint's Myths and Legends series, dedicated to classic figures of British folklore. It features an intricate design by renowned artist David Lawrence, depicting Merlin holding a magic staff with an owl perched upon his shoulder and Avalon in the background.
The legendary sorcerer has been a fixture of Arthurian literature since the Middle Ages and has captured the imaginations of people for centuries. He remains a timeless icon of Arthurian literature and has changed and evolved with the times. From his roots as a druidic clairvoyant to a kingly guardian and eccentric magician, Merlin has remained a ubiquitous character of in the lore of the British Isles. This coin celebrates his enduring legacy and adds to The Royal Mint's growing collection of Myths and Legends coins. The coin is accompanied by informative packaging that recounts the epic legend of Merlin, adding to its collectability.
The quarter ounce proof Merlin coin is minted from 999.9 fine gold and is dated 2023. It features the official coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III created by Martin Jennings. As British legal tender with a value of £25 it is exempt from Capital Gains Tax.
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