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1oz British Myths and Legends Merlin Gold Coin

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Introducing the 2023 Merlin Gold Bullion Coin from the prestigious Royal Mint – a captivating fusion of ... read more
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Introducing the 2023 Merlin Gold Bullion Coin from the prestigious Royal Mint – a captivating fusion of historical mythology and precious metals. This coin is a flagship component of the renowned Myths and Legends series, which pays homage to the legendary figures of British folklore. Notably, it holds the distinction of being the inaugural series in the King Arthur narrative to proudly feature the portrait of King Charles III on its obverse side, making it a true historical mythology coin that bridges the realms of legend and reality.

Notably, it holds the prestigious title of a King Charles III Portrait Coin, bearing the visage of a monarch, adding an element of regal significance to its allure. This coin is a beacon of purity, crafted from 999.9 pure gold, boasting a 24-carat gold purity that has been prized through the ages for its inherent beauty and resilience.

The value of the 2023 Merlin Gold Bullion Coin extends far beyond its aesthetic appeal. It serves as a reliable hedge against inflation, safeguarding your wealth in times of economic uncertainty. This coin represents a strategic investment in gold bullion, offering both historical significance and enduring financial security.

With a weight of 1oz, this coin is a tangible asset of substance, carrying a face value of £100. But what truly sets it apart is the financial advantages it offers. Holders of this coin benefit from a Capital Gains Tax exemption, ensuring that your investment returns remain intact. Moreover, for residents of the United Kingdom, there is a valuable VAT exemption, further enhancing the coin's appeal as an investment decision.

The 2023 Merlin Gold Bullion Coin embodies the dual qualities of being a rare and resilient form of wealth preservation. It's a captivating piece of history, a symbol of historical mythology, and, above all, a smart and enduring precious metals investment.

Why Buy

  • The 2023 Merlin 1oz Gold Bullion Coin has historical significance. The coin's design and the Royal Mint Myths and Legends series as a whole pay homage to the deep cultural heritage of Britain. Owning this coin connects you to the rich tapestry of history, myth, and legend that has shaped British identity. It is a tangible representation of centuries of storytelling and cultural significance, making it a unique and historically significant addition to any collection or investment portfolio.
  • The 2023 Merlin 1oz Gold Bullion Coin is exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This tax exemption significantly enhances the overall returns on your investment, making it a tax-efficient way to invest in precious metals. the dual benefits of exemption from both Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and VAT for UK residents enhance their appeal as a lucrative investment opportunity.
  • The Merlin Gold Bullion coins are a true testament to the purity of gold. Each coin contains a full troy ounce (31.1035g) of 24 carats with a purity of 999.9. This 999.9 pure gold coin ensures that the intrinsic value of the coin is substantial and that you are investing in a precious metal known for its rarity and enduring value. The purity and weight of the gold in these coins make them a solid and tangible store of value.
  • The design of the 2023 Merlin 1oz Gold Bullion Coin is nothing short of captivating. It draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of British mythology, featuring the iconic figure of Merlin. Merlin is depicted on the coin holding his magical stave and golden sickle, powerful symbols of his mystical abilities. The presence of an owl, symbolising wisdom, perched on his shoulder adds another layer of depth to the design. This unique design not only makes the coin a valuable investment but also a piece of art that can be admired for its aesthetic appeal and historical significance.
  • This coin preserves wealth over time. Gold has a long-standing reputation as a hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty. As an investment, these coins offer the potential for long-term preservation of your wealth. In times of economic volatility or currency devaluation, gold tends to shine as a safe haven asset. 

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Fact: gold price in GBP has risen 136.76% in the last 10 years. The lowest price was 686.93 GBP/oz and the highest 1,954.25 GBP/oz. Current world market price is 1,834.55 GBP/oz

The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is one of the oldest and most respected government institutions of Great Britain. Its long operating history, by some estimates over 1100 years, and coupled with its production of many of the world’s most famous coins, like the gold sovereign, has contributed to making it one of the best known and renowned mints in the world. Since 1279 when the mint established its operation in the Tower of London, it has been responsible for the production of coins of the United Kingdom. Its reputation for excellence and trust was further reinforced when Sir Isaac Newton became Master of the Royal Mint. During his tenure at the Royal Mint, he was responsible for moving the British pound to the gold standard.

Today the Royal Mint is not only responsible for minting coins used for circulation in the UK, but is likewise producing official coinage for more than 60 countries in the world. However, the most important and renowned coin ever to come out of its minting presses has without doubt been the sovereign gold coin which even today is being produced at its minting facility in the town of Llantrisant, Wales, UK. The accuracy and quality of the modern gold sovereign coin is the same as it was two hundred years ago, containing 22 karats of fine gold and weighing exactly 7.98805 grams. The popularity of the gold sovereign has likewise not changed, as confirmed in 2014 when the Royal Mint ran out of 2014 sovereign gold coins due to exceptional demand. The gold sovereign is without doubt one of the foremost gold coins ever to be produced and the fact that almost 100,000,000 sovereigns gold coins have been minted since 1957 is a testament to their excellence and trustworthiness. The reputation of the gold sovereign coin as “the chief coin of the world” will live on for centuries, as savvy investors will always prefer to keep a portion of their wealth in gold coins which are secure, liquid and trustworthy.

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The obverse, of the coin showcases the inaugural definitive portrait of His Majesty King Charles III, masterfully crafted by renowned artist Martin Jennings. Encircling this striking depiction is an inscription, presented in traditional Latin "CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2023". Translated to English, it reads: "Charles III, By the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith, 100 Pounds, 2023".


The reverse presents a captivating depiction of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer, standing with a magical staff in hand and an owl perched on his shoulder. The backdrop subtly hints at the mythical island of Avalon, adding depth to the Arthurian narrative encapsulated in this design. This artistic representation was meticulously crafted by esteemed illustrator David Lawrence. Encircling this illustration, the engraving states: "Merlin, Myths and Legends, 2023".


Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule.

We understand the importance of ensuring that you receive your order in a safe and secure manner. That’s why each order goes through additional quality control, is carefully packaged in a protective box and discreetly labeled to guarantee the protection of your privacy. Additionally, we take extra steps for your peace of mind – every shipment is fully insured, so you don’t have to worry when ordering products online.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and experience, and we believe that one important aspect of the process is a safe and secure shipment process. If there are any issues with your shipment, such as damage or loss, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our dedicated customer support team is always available to help by phone 020 4541 4145 or, and we will do everything in our power to sort out any problems and get your order to you in a timely and efficient manner.

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