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The Legend of King Arthur - Arthur and Mordred 1oz Silver Coin
New Zealand Mint is pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to pre-order the first 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 is a four-part miniseries inspired by The Legend of King Arthur. The first release for Arthur and Mordred also includes a stylish, white metallic Collectible Tin** that holds all FOUR planned releases, and features an illustration of the famous 'The Sword in the Stone'.
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 is dedicated to Arthur's fateful battle with Mordred - two horse riders are pierced by their weapons. The royal throne and two warring armies in the background depicts a cross which, in combination with the circular shape of the coin, references the Celtic-Christian origin of the legend.
The reverse also features an English inscription reading 'KING ARTHUR - MORDRED'. 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 - Excalibur and Lady of the Lake - May release
- 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 collectible tin is not for individual sale and is only available with the first release.
**This is subject to change. No refunds on pre-sales.