Celebrating the tale of Robin Hood dated from the 13th century, the Myths and Legends Collection from the Royal Mint was launched in 2021. On the first two coins in the collection, the archer himself and Maid Marian were represented.
This third coin now available on Coininvest depicts Little John, the reliable and faithful companion of Robin Hood.
On the reverse, Little John who despite his name was thought to have been a giant man is presented like a warrior. He stands proudly and boldly in the middle of the design holding his staff and looking towards the horizon. He is in the Sherwood Forest surrounded by beautiful and strong trees. Hood's accomplices, the 'Merry Men' included Little John, Will Scarlett, Friar Tuck, Much and Maid Marian. They were said to have lived together in Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham, hence the representation of the woods here.
The design is the work of head designer Jody Clark who was the youngest designer to have created a definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen. He is in a rare position now that his designs can be found on both sides of new coins like on this Little John 1 oz 2022 version.
On the obverse of the coin, The Queen is represented wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown. The inscription above her head “Elizabeth2, D.G, REG F.D are the initials for a Latin phrase which translates to “By the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith followed by 100 POUNDS, the face value.
The Royal Mint is regarded as a master mint with over 1000 years of experience and this Myths and Collection series shows the evidence of a high level of expertise.They are well-known for their flagship Britannia products, and also produce coinage for the United Kingdom. The Royal Mint also produces themed bullion series, such as the Queen's Beast, the British Music Legends, and this new Myths and Legends series.The Royal Mint announced that it would be the last coin of the mini series around the fable of Robin Hood so this is another reason to purchase it today.
Each coin also includes a secure, micro-dot background texture, emphasising the craftsmanship and security associated with the Royal Mint’s gold products. Individual coins which contain 1 oz of .999 fine gold come in protective plastic and multiples of 10 coins come in a plastic tube. So if you don’t want to be disappointed and miss out on this beautiful Little John coin,don’t wait and purchase it today on Coininvest!
1 The weight displayed is the fine metal content of the item. It does not reflect the actual weight of the product which may be higher.
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