ALL STOCK HAS NOW BEEN EXHAUSTED. This item was for Limited Pre-Order Only and was released at 10am today, 21 July, 2021. Please note our shipping estimate is mid-August*. Any orders containing this item will not ship until this date.
New Zealand Mint is pleased to offer our customers the third 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 portrait of the legendary lovers, Lancelot and Guinevere.
Designed by medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS., the reverse shows Arthur's fated bride-to-be Lady Guinevere and his trusted Knight Lancelot in a loving, forbidden embrace. Despite their loyalty to King Arthur, both were eventually overcome by their attraction, which sparked a series of chaotic events including war and tragedy.
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 added something new to the legend.
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.
The obverse depicts a round table, together with the coats of arms of individual knights of the round table - including Lancelot's.
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.
Final release to come in the series (this will be offered SEPARATELY only, and announced via email and on our 'Coming Soon' page on the main menu).
- The Legend of King Arthur - Merlin and Dragons - Expected September
The first two releases have been was extremely popular and sold out fast - so you'll want to embrace this one!
*This date is subject to change. No refunds on pre-sales.
Released by NZ Mint, 21 July, 2021 | RRP $89.00
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