Silver Ounce 2021 Merlin and Dragons, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Merlin and Dragons, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Merlin and Dragons

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Many of these feature popular characters from myths, legends and tales.

The fourth and final silver coin in the the Czech Mint miniseries inspired by the legend of King Arthur features Merlin and Dragons.

The Mint says about this coin:
King Arthur may have had his knights, his queen and his miraculous sword, but his most loyal companion was the wizard Merlin. Therefore, the final silver coin of the Czech Mint's Legend of King Arthur miniseries belongs to him. The story of the legendary wizard began when the Saxons invaded Britain. The Celtic King Vortigern was unable to resist them, so he turned to the wise men who advised him to build a magnificent castle. However, the site they chose for construction was cursed - no matter how hard the builders worked, they found their work demolished every morning. The wise men decided that the restless ground must be sprinkled with the blood of a boy whose father was not mortal. After a long search, such a youth was found and brought before the king to be sacrificed. His Welsh name was Myrddin, but today we know him as Merlin. The boy did not ask for mercy. Instead of that, he revealed to Vortigern what was causing the destruction of his castle - dragons sleeping in an underground cave. The curious king ordered the workers to dig into the dragon's lair, and once they did, they saw two lizards indeed. They woke up and started fighting each other. The white dragon was defeated and had to flee. The red dragon, which had won, went to sleep, and the construction could continue.

The grateful king dedicated his castle to Merlin, who then became a legendary wizard, druid and prophet in the service of the British rulers. Vortigern was followed by Pendragon, and finally Arthur, whom Merlin raised after he was orphaned. Arthur valued the wizard for his powerful magic and wise counsel...

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Merlin and Dragons - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: · ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR · 2021 ·.

The mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna), is after the date.

Around the rim (which represents the mythical Round Table) are twelve shields, depicting (fanciful) Coats of Arms of the twelve Knights of the Round Table.

Obverse Inscription · ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR · 2021 ·
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2021 Merlin and Dragons - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the famous wizard Merlin at the time of his greatest glory - a dignified man with a beard, he wields his magic staff while two dragons symbolising the conflict between the Celts and the Saxons fight behind him in the background.

Around below left, the inscription MERLIN; around below right, DRAGONS.

Following the previous coins of the cycle, the background depicts a cross, which refers to the Celtic-Christian origin of the legend (it is the so-called Celtic cross). Below left, the designer's monogram.

Reverse Inscription MERLIN DRAGONS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in protective capsule, black leather case and illustrated shipper, with Certificate of Authenticity in Czech, Slovak and English.
Coin name: The legend of King Arthur - Guinevere and Lancelot
Product Code: 75829-711
Date of issue: September 2021
Issue price: 1,690 CZK, 66.00 EUR

See also

Coins in The Legend of King Arthur series include:
- 1 oz Silver, King Arthur and Mordred
- 1 oz Silver, Excalibur and Lady of the Lake
- 1 oz Silver, Guinevere and Lancelot
- 1 oz Silver, Merlin and Dragons

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Silver Ounce 2021 Merlin and Dragons: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Mythical Characters
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-XYBG-EYJD
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