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This item was for Limited Pre-Order Only and released 20 May, 2021.
New Zealand Mint is pleased to offer our customers the second pre-order-only release from The Legend of King Arthur 1oz silver coin collection from our partnering mint, the Czech Mint. But hurry, there is a very limited mintage of only 1,000 coins worldwide!
This four-part miniseries inspired by The Legend of King Arthur continues with a rendering of a pivotal moment in the story of King Arthur, the moment he is offered Excalibur by the enchantress the Lady of the Lake. The first release for Arthur and Mordred was extremely popular and sold out fast - so don't miss this opportunity!
Although after fifteen centuries it is impossible to distinguish between fact and fiction, according to medieval history King Arthur was a legendary British ruler who led Britain's defence against the Saxons and laid the foundations of an island empire that has been preserved to this day.
Arthur himself represented the ideal medieval ruler - a model of chivalry, courage and honour. Therefore, it is no wonder that a figure from Celtic history was accepted by Christians as their own. And since, everyone who told his story then added something new to the legend.
Designed by medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS., the reverse shows Arthur's fateful visit to the mysterious Lady of the Lake. Encouraged by the legendary wizard and trusted adviser, Merlin, King Arthur takes possession of the famous sword Excalibur from the enchantress, a replacement for his original sword that was damaged in the fight against King Pellinore.
The reverse also features an English inscription reading 'EXCALIBUR - LADY OF THE LAKE'. The obverse depicts a round table, together with the coats of arms of individual knights.
Produced by the Czech Mint and legal tender in Niue, the coin bears the Queen Elizabeth II effigy, the nominal value of $1, and the year of issue 2021.
Other releases to come in the series (these will be offered SEPARATELY only, and announced via email and on our 'Coming Soon' blog released at the beginning of each month):
- The Legend of King Arthur - Guinevere and Lancelot - Expected July
- The Legend of King Arthur - Merlin and Dragons - Expected September
You'll want to battle it out for this one!
*This date is subject to change. No refunds on pre-sales.
Released by NZ Mint, 20 May 2021 | RRP $89.00
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