Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - King Arthur, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - King Arthur, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - King Arthur

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The quarter ounce (1/4 oz) gold coins are denominated as Twenty-five Pounds (£25).

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 other denominations with the same reverse designs.

This is the first design in the second part of the Myths and Legends range of coins by the Royal Mint, and the first in the range to be issued in a non-bullion format; it features legendary King Arthur.

The mint says about it:
The first commemorative coin in our Myths and Legends Collection honours King Arthur, the fabled leader of the Knights of the Round Table.

King Arthur is a mythical figure often depicted as a fearless warrior, noble king and the chivalrous leader of the Knights of the Round Table. A legend recast and retold throughout the ages, Arthur’s story first arose in the Welsh chronicles of the ninth and tenth centuries and the legend’s ambivalence continues to perpetuate its appeal.

The illustrator David Lawrence has skilfully crafted a design featuring the legendary king at its epicentre, garbed in regal apparel as he brandishes Excalibur, his legendary sword. Camelot, the fabled castle where the Knights of the Round Table held court, is discernible in the background.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - King Arthur - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays the first definitive portrait of King Charles III, which shows his bare (uncrowned) head facing left.

Below the neck truncation in tiny letters, the artist's initials MJ (for Martin Jennings).

Around, the monarch's legend followed by the face value and date of issue: CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·. Translated from Latin, the legend means: Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - King Arthur - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the mythical King Arthur, raising his sword Excalibur with two hands; he is crowned, wears a cape and has a knife hanging from his belt. In the background, Camelot castle and a "micro-dot table texture".

Around above, interrupted by the sword, the inscription KING ARTHUR MYTHS AND LEGENDS · 2023. Below right, the designer's signature D.L (for David Lawrence).

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription KING ARTHUR MYTHS AND LEGENDS · 2023
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in mahogany display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Edition limit (boxed): 600. Maximum Coin Mintage: 610.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK23KAGQ.
Release date: 20 February 2023.
Release price: £725.00.

See also

Coins in the Myths and Legends series include (ordered by design / metal / size):
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Robin Hood (Queen Elizabeth II obverse), 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Robin Hood, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Robin Hood, 2024
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Robin Hood (Queen Elizabeth II obverse), 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Robin Hood, 2024
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Robin Hood, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Robin Hood, 2024
- £5 Copper-Nickel BU, Robin Hood, 2024
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Robin Hood - Maid Marian, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Robin Hood - Maid Marian, 2024
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Robin Hood - Maid Marian, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Robin Hood - Maid Marian, 2024
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Robin Hood - Maid Marian, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Robin Hood - Maid Marian, 2024
- £5 Copper-Nickel BU, Robin Hood - Maid Marian, 2024
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Robin Hood - Little John, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Robin Hood - Little John, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Robin Hood - Little John, 2024
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, King Arthur (Queen Elizabeth II obverse), 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, King Arthur (King Charles III obverse), 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, King Arthur (King Charles III obverse), 2023
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, King Arthur, 2024
- 2 oz Silver Proof, King Arthur (King Charles III obverse), 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, King Arthur (Queen Elizabeth II obverse), 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, King Arthur (King Charles III obverse), 2023
- £5 Copper-Nickel BU, King Arthur (King Charles III obverse), 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, King Arthur - Merlin, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, King Arthur - Merlin, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, King Arthur - Merlin, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, King Arthur - Merlin, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, King Arthur - Merlin, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, King Arthur - Merlin, 2023
- £5 Copper-Nickel BU, King Arthur - Merlin, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, King Arthur - Morgan le Fay, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, King Arthur - Morgan le Fay, 2024
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, King Arthur - Morgan le Fay, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, King Arthur - Morgan le Fay, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, King Arthur - Morgan le Fay, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, King Arthur - Morgan le Fay, 2024
- £5 Copper-Nickel BU, King Arthur - Morgan le Fay, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Beowulf - Beowulf and Grendel, 2024
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Beowulf - Beowulf and Grendel, 2024

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - King Arthur: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - First Portrait
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit610
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerDavid Lawrence
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.0000 mm
Mass7.8000 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-KLRW-OWQJ
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