• 2023 Merlin and Arthur Gold Coin Bundle
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  • 2023 Merlin and Arthur Gold Coin Bundle
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2023 1 oz Gold Merlin & King Arthur Myths and Legends 2 Coin Bundle

The 2023 1 oz Gold Merlin & King Arthur 2 Coin Bundle showcases two iconic characters from the legend of King Arthur. This bundle contains 2 coins from the Royal Mint's Myths and Legends Series.

Throughout the Arthurian legend, King Arthur and Merlin were close friends, with Merlin acting as his mentor when he ascended to the throne of Camelot. However, this mythical tale does not have a happy ending, as both King Arthur and Merlin are said to have been killed while fighting.

  • Manufactured by The Royal Mint
  • 24 carat gold / 999.9 fineness
  • Features the first UK definitive coinage portrait of King Charles III, alongside Elizabeth II's final portrait.
  • Includes 2 reverse designs of the legendary characters engraved by David Lawrence and Jody Clark.
  • This bundle contains 2 troy ounces of the precious metal
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax & VAT
  • Diameters: 32.69mm
  • These coins are supplied in 33mm protective capsules

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What is the Myths and Legends Royal Mint Series?

Myths and Legends is a series of gold and silver bullion coins, issued by the Royal Mint. It features some of the most legendary mythical characters.

King Arthur

King Arthur was a mythical king of Britain. His legend dates all the way back to 5th century, with some scholars believing he was based on a real person.

Legend has it that when Arthur was a child, he was trained by the wizard, Merlin. Using his new powers, Arthur was able to free the trapped sword, Excalibur, from a stone. Arthur proved himself worthy of the sword and the rightful sovereign of Britain. Together with the Knights of the Roundtable, and his wife Guinevere, Arthur ruled over Britain from the castle of Camelot.

Who was Merlin in the Arthurian Legend?

The legend of King Arthur features a mythical figure known as Merlin, who is primarily recognised for serving as Arthur's mentor. In the story, Merlin is a mage who was instructed by King Uther to escort his son to safety due to a Saxon invasion of Britain. The fate of King Uther is open to interpretation, but the story invariably depicts the once-powerful monarch and defender of his people as either slain in battle or assassinated.

Merlin then assumes the role of Arthur's mentor and paternal figure, ensuring that the young man is prepared to rule Camelot as its king. Throughout the tale, Merlin observes as Arthur successfully extracts the magical sword Excalibur from a stone, thereby establishing himself as a noble and formidable ruler.


This 2-coin bundle comprises two coins, each featuring a unique obverse design.

The obverse of the Merlin 1 oz gold bullion coin showcases the first portrait of King Charles III, engraved by Martin Jennings. It bears the following text:

CHARLES III ∙ D ∙ G · REX ∙ F ∙ D · 100 POUNDS  · 

On the other hand, the obverse of the King Arthur 1 oz gold bullion coin displays Jody Clark's final portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscription reading:

ELIZABETH II  ∙ D ∙ G ∙ REG ∙ F ∙ D ∙ 100 POUNDS ∙


This 2-coin bundle showcases two separate reverse designs.

The first reverse shows Merlin, holding a magic staff, with an owl perched upon his shoulder. The mythical island of Avalon appears in the background. The coin was designed by illustrator, David Lawrence.

The other coin features King Arthur, gripping the legendary sword, Excalibur. The famous castle, Camelot can be seen in the background. This coin was designed by illustrator, David Lawrence.


Weight / Size1 Ounce
Gold Weight Troy Ounces2
Fineness / Carat0.9999 / 24
Obverse DesignerAssorted
Reverse DesignerAssorted
Issuing Monarch Assorted
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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