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Royal Mint Launches First Coin in Myths and Legends Collection

2023 Royal Mint coins commemorating the mythical King Arthur. Image: Royal Mint.
2023 Royal Mint coins commemorating the mythical King Arthur. Image: Royal Mint.
  • The Royal Mint has launched the first commemorative coin in its Myths and Legends Collection, featuring King Arthur.
  • The King Arthur coin is the first in the collection to feature the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III.
  • The Myths and Legends Collectable Coin Collection follows after the popular bullion coin series. Other coins in the collection include Merlin and Morgan le Fay.

The Royal Mint, official maker of UK coins, has launched the first commemorative coin in its Myths and Legends Collection, featuring King Arthur. The King Arthur commemorative coin is the first in the collection, which celebrates popular figures of Arthurian myth, and will feature the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III.

Retold and reinterpreted over centuries, the story of King Arthur is legendary in the canon of British mythology. This commemorative coin pays tribute to the fabled leader of the Knights of the Round Table. The Myths and Legends Collectable Coin Collection follows after the popular bullion coin series.

Illustrator David Lawrence has skilfully captured King Arthur brandishing Excalibur, his legendary sword. The reverse design on the commemorative coin is embellished with a frosted finish and a hexality feature that enables light to reflect from the coin at different angles. Other coins in the collection include Merlin and Morgan le Fay.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, said:

“We are delighted to introduce the first commemorative coin in our Myths and Legends Collection. Fables established more than one thousand years ago have left an indelible mark on cultures around the world. As part of our Myths and Legends Collection, we are pleased to bring King Arthur to life and celebrate this fearless leader who has been so integral to British heritage. The King Arthur commemorative coin marks an exciting new chapter for The Royal Mint, as we begin to fuse British myths and legends with exquisite British craftsmanship.”

The King Arthur commemorative coin is available as a one-ounce gold Proof, one-quarter-ounce gold Proof, two-ounce silver Proof, one-ounce silver Proof, and a £5 Brilliant Uncirculated coin.

The Myths and Legends Collection is available to purchase here.

The Royal Mint
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The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 the Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on Tower Hill in London. In 1967, the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage. Today, the Mint is the world’s largest export mint, supplying coins to the UK and overseas countries.

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