1 oz British Silver Robin Hood Coin
|Weight (Au, Ag, Pt):||1 ozt|
|Minted by:||The Royal Mint|
|Face Value:||2 pounds|
|Coins Per Tube:||25|
|Sell to Us:||Spot + $0.25/oz|
Struck in 999 fine silver, each one ounce Robin Hood coin is finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard.
Centuries after his tales were first told around British campfires and hearths, The Royal Mint is celebrating the legendary hero Robin Hood. The iconic character, who famously stole from the rich to give to the poor, appears on the first coin in a new bullion collection inspired by myth and legend. The hero of folklore will soon be followed by two more coins inspired by the tale, featuring the courageous heroine Maid Marian and Robin Hood’s trusted companion Little John.
Passed along through the oral traditions of the time, stories of this heroic rebel have been spread far and wide since the fourteenth century. Robin Hood was often described as a great archer, and Jody Clark’s depiction of the character features him hidden amongst the branches of Sherwood Forest, poised with a bow and arrow ready for action.
The obverse features the traditional effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the sophisticated portrait features Her Majesty at 70 years old, donning her magnificent crown in a side profile view. An etched waffle trim borders the coin’s edge and acts as a pedestal for the right-facing portrait’s declaration, “Elizabeth II D G REG FD,” which stands for “Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor” and translates to “By the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.” The coin’s face value is “2 Pounds.”