Dragons - The Red Dragon 2oz Silver CoinNew release
  • Dragons - The Red Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin
  • Dragons - The Red Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin Obverse
  • Dragons - The Red Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin Display
  • Dragons - The Red Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin Packaging
  • Dragons - The Red Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin Book

Dragons - The Red Dragon 2oz Silver Coin

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The fierce and triumphant Red Dragon features on the first release in the exciting new Dragons coin collection struck in 2oz pure silver. Well known for its defeat of the White Dragon in old English mythology, the Red Dragon is a symbol of the Britons’ victory over the Saxons. 

This silver coin artistically illustrates the magnificently coloured Red Dragon in battle against the White Dragon. They are pictured amongst engraved images of King Vortigern, his advisers and a young Merlin.

The coin is delivered in book-style packaging in keeping with the Red Dragon theme. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed alongside the coin.

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is legal tender in Niue.

With a worldwide limit of 2,000 coins, the Red Dragon 2oz Silver Coin would make an excellent keepsake for history buffs and mythology enthusiasts.

Style Number: 30-00766

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
2 oz

Technical Specifications

Metal: 999 Fine Silver
Finish: Antique / Coloured
Weight: 2 Troy oz
Nominal Diameter: 50mm
Denomination: $5
Year of Issue: 2019
Mintage: 2,000
Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

Following the brutal murders of large proportion of Britons’ leaders by the Saxons, the wise men of King Vortigern advised him to seek out a place where he might build a safe fortress.

After searching what remained of his realm for a suitable site, Vortigern finally chose a rocky, wooded, hill near Snowdon, Dinas Ffaraon. The king gave the command for work to commence on building the fortress’ walls, but each night, the newly built walls would be destroyed.

And so it went on, day after day, until Vortigern was forced to seek the help of sorcerers and magicians. They advised that the castle walls should be sprinkled with the blood of a child without a natural father, in order to appease whatever dark power was hindering the construction of the fortress.

A search was launched and eventually a fatherless boy named Myrddin Emrys was found. He was brought before Vortigern who told him of the fate he intended to inflict upon him.

However, the boy managed to convince Vortigern that his advisors were wrong and that it was two dragons under a lake inside the mountain that were destroying the foundations of his fortress. The king commanded his labourers to dig deep into the mountain. They did as they were told and discovered an underground lake, just as predicted.

Once drained, the red and white dragons that lay sleeping there awoke and began a fierce battle, with the red dragon ultimately defeating the white. The boy then prophesised that the red dragon triumph was representative of the Britons’ future victory over the Saxons, who were symbolised by the white dragon.

Subsequently the boy's life was spared. Legend has it the boy later became known as the great magician Myrddin Emrys - or Merlin, as he is called in English.

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