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  • 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 hexality feature which 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 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated.

The Myths and Legends Collection is available to view and purchase here.

 

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Specifications

Coin Title

Myths and Legends King Arthur 2023 UK 1oz Gold Proof Coin

Myths and Legends King Arthur 2023 UK 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£100

£25

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

Alloy

999.9 Au

999.9 Au

Weight

31.21g

7.80g

Diameter

32.69mm

22.00mm

Obverse Designer

Martin Jennings

Martin Jennings

Reverse Designer

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

Quality

Proof

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

200

600

RRP

£2,725.00

£725.00

 

Coin Title

Myths and Legends King Arthur 2023 UK 2oz Silver Proof Coin

Myths and Legends King Arthur 2023 UK 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

£5

£2

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag

999 Ag

Weight

62.86g

31.21g

Diameter

40.00mm

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Martin Jennings

Martin Jennings

Reverse Designer

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

Quality

Proof

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

500

2,500

RRP

£190.00

£99.50

 

Coin Title

Myths and Legends King Arthur 2023 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

Alloy

Cupro-nickel

Weight

28.28g

Diameter

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Martin Jennings

Reverse Designer

David Lawrence

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

RRP

£14.50

 

About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest companies and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas.  Based in Llantrisant, South Wales it has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Consumer (collectable and rare, historic coins) and precious metals investment.

Collecting with The Royal Mint

Every coin tells a story, from a rare gold Sovereign to a Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin. The Royal Mint aims to inspire collectors young and old and nurture a love of collecting through unique designs and popular themes. As the maker of UK coinage, we have unparalleled knowledge about coins, from the historic coins of our past, through to the collectable commemorative coins of today.  Sourcing and authenticating pre decimal coins is a natural fit for The Royal Mint as we struck each one.

Investing with The Royal Mint

As a world authority on precious metals, The Royal Mint has traded and made products in gold and silver for centuries. Since launching its designated precious metals investment arm six years ago, The Royal Mint has grown rapidly to become the home of gold in the UK – increasing its market share and becoming the largest producer of bullion coins in Britain. As well as offering physical precious metal investment options in the form of bars and coins, The Royal Mint also offers a range of digital investment options including DigiGold, Little Treasures, designed for children, and Gold for Pensions

Celebrating with The Royal Mint

For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has marked the moments that changed the world on coins - from coronations to conflict, from commemorations to celebrations. The designs are captured on commemorative coins, minted in a range of metals.  Commemorative coins do not always enter circulation but give collectors the chance to purchase coins to keep and cherish.  Recent themes have included David Bowie, Winnie the Pooh, Decimalisation and Team GB. Each commemorative coin is carefully struck up to three times in order to create a superbly detailed finish, and ensuring each one meets the standards The Royal Mint is famous for. 

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales in 2016. Since opening the award-winning attraction has welcomed around 400,000 visitors through its doors and is the place to explore the 1,100-year history of coins.

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