Gold Ounce 2022 Maid Marian, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Maid Marian, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Maid Marian

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) gold coins are denominated as One Hundred Pounds (£100).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This is the second design in the Myths and Legends range of bullion coins by the Royal Mint; the first one featured Robin Hood.

The Mint says about the coin:
"At The Royal Mint, tradition has long gone hand in hand with innovation. Our new bullion coin collection, inspired by myths and legends, explores enchanting stories that have been passed down through generations and are still celebrated today.

The collection first explores the story of Robin Hood, which began with the legend himself, and now focuses on his adventurous and quick-witted companion Maid Marian. Sometimes described as a woman of high stature but always a woman of the people, Maid Marian is said to have gathered valuable information that informed Robin Hood and his band of merry men in their adventures through Sherwood Forest. One more coin inspired by the tale will follow, featuring Robin Hood’s trusted companion Little John.

Maid Marian has been depicted in a design by Jody Clark standing watchful amongst the greenery of Sherwood Forest, stealthily observing through the trees with a bow and a quiver of arrows on her back, poised for action."

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2022 Maid Marian - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

The obverse has a textured background ("guilloche" geometric pattern).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2022 Maid Marian - reverse photo

Against a forest background, the reverse of the coin depicts Maid Marian, from the folk tail of Robin Hood; her hair is braided; she has a bow and a quiver full of arrows on her back, and a knife hanging from her belt. The background has a "micro-dot table texture".

Around above, the inscription MAID MARIAN · 1 OZ · FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2022. In the foliage below right, the designer's initials: JC (for Jody Clark).

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription MAID MARIAN · 1 OZ · FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2022
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated)
Packaging: individual plastic capsule.
Issued: August 2021.
Royal Mint Product Code MLMM221GC.
Issue price £1,432.36

See also

The design is also available as a one ounce silver coin.

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Gold Ounce 2022 Maid Marian: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJody Clark
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.690 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-RYVY-ONQG
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