Myths and Legends

Gold Coins Myths & Legends - The British series inspired by myths and legends

Following the most famous of British pound collections, the Queen's Beasts, the Royal Mint is launching a new collection of limited edition gold coins inspired by the great characters of British folklore: the Myths & Legends series. With thousands of years of legends told around the campfire and characters that have made folklore history, the Myths and Legends coin range is a journey through the tales that are part of the collective imagination. Myths and Legends have a purity of 999.9/1000 and are among the purest gold coins on the market. In the OROvilla store you can find the 1 oz gold coins at constantly updated prices, finished to the standard of the Royal Mint bars.

As with other coins from The Royal Mint, the Gold Myths & Legends series are VAT-free, making them a great way to celebrate Britain's legendary past while investing in a tax-efficient precious metal.

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The history of the "Myths & Legends" bullion coins


The first gold coin in the Myths & Legends series represents what is perhaps the most iconic of British legendary figures: Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest. Later coins were issued of Maid Marian and Little John, central figures in the legend of the thief who steals from the rich to give to the poor. The Robin Hood coins are designed by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint, who was inspired by the setting of Sherwood Forest to represent the strength of his characters.

Passed down through the oral traditions of the time, stories of this heroic rebel have spread far and wide since the 14th century. Robin Hood was often depicted as a great archer, and the depiction of Jody Clark's character in the first coin of the series sees him hidden in the branches of Sherwood Forest, poised with a bow and arrow ready for action.

The reverse of the coin once again features the profile of Elizabeth II as featured in the Queen's Beasts and Tudor's Beasts series.
The 1oz gold coins are made of 999/1000 gold, have a diameter of 32.69 mm and a total weight of 31.10 grams.

A Myths&Legends is a precious memento, a small treasure to be treasured and perhaps passed down to one's children as a cherished family keepsake.

The Myths and Legends collection of gold coins promises to be one of the most appreciated and admired of all British Pounds. For their history, for the beauty of their representations, for their numismatic value.

Why buy a Myths & Legends gold bullion coin?

Myths and Legends gold bullion coins have characteristics that make them valuable to enthusiasts and extremely attractive to gold investors.

  • They are gold bullion coins for investment and as such, as well as being VAT-free, they are a smart way to shelter your savings in a safe haven asset
  • They are legal tender and can be used as a form of payment
  • They are limited editions and therefore destined to see their value increase over time
  • They have a pure gold content of 999.9/1000, equivalent to 24 carats
  • Their design is unique and unmistakable, making them easy to recognise, buy and sell
  • The coins are packaged directly by the Royal Mint
  • Shipping is secure, confidential and insured


The Royal Mint's guarantee for the purchase of Myths and Legends gold coins


The Royal Mint in England has been minting and exporting UK coins for 1100 years and produces military medals, commemorative medals and similar items for governments, schools and businesses.

The London Mint was officially established in 886, during the reign of Alfred the Great.
In 1279 it moved to the Tower of London where it remained for 500 years, eventually gaining a monopoly on coin production in the 16th century. In the early 19th century the Mint was moved to a building adjacent to the Tower, in East Smithfield, where new machinery and space for staff and officials was provided. The building underwent several reconstructions and extensions to adapt to technological innovations and the increased demand for coins.

The Royal Mint plays a highly prestigious role in the gold market and has always guaranteed the reliability and high quality of its coins. With more than a thousand years of experience behind it, the Royal Mint aims to constantly improve and raise its standards of security and production quality.

The precision and use of special coin design and processing techniques make it easy for any expert to recognise a gold coin from the Royal Mint from a fake.
The intricate and detailed designs of the Royal Mint's coins, particularly the Queen's Beasts series, are one of the reasons why they are virtually impossible to counterfeit. Investors who own these bullions have on their side the certainty of an unrivalled reputation in the most innovative and technologically advanced minting standards and techniques.

How to resell your Myths & Legends series coins

You can disinvest your gold coins from the Myths&Legends series at any time. Orovilla buys investment gold coins, also online and from a distance, with the OROvilla gold distance selling service.

We buy all common gold coins, value coin collections and rare and collector gold coins. The coins in this series are rare and are so sought-after that they are particularly easy to resell at a price that will increase over time.
At the time of purchase, we appraise the coins and check them carefully for gold content, authenticity and condition.

The ability to sell physical gold in any form and condition, at any time and any place, is its advantage over other forms of investment.

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