This is the 2021 Little John One Ounce Silver Coin. The Privy Council have announced that The Royal Mint intend to produce this coin. It will be struck from 999 fine silver, and have a denomination of £2. The coin will feature a depiction of Little John on the reverse.
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Little John is one of Robin Hood's 'Merry Men' and considered his second in command. Contrary to his name, Little John is thought to have been a giant man, with a warrior like build.
Robin Hood has been a part of British folklore since the 13th century. The legend of the skilled archer who was known to steal from the rich to give to the poor has been passed down through generations.
Hood's accomplices, the 'Merry Men' included Little John, Will Scarlett, Friar Tuck, Much and Maid Marian. They were said to have lived together in Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham.
Robin Hood has been portrayed in numerous books, television series and over 100 films. Depictions of him have varied over time, with him being shows as a peasant or a nobleman.
We first heard about the coin after the Privy Council published information about it. The Privy Council is made up of senior politicians who advise the Queen on such matters as bank holidays, coinage and livery company statuses. The Royal Mint have to submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval and that information is then announced on the Privy Council website.
The obverse of the coin will feature a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the inscription:
· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS
According to the Privy Council notice, the reverse will feature
a depiction of Little John accompanied by the inscription “LITTLE JOHN · 1OZ · FINE SILVER · 999·” and the date of the year
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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