At Provident Metals, we take great pride in delivering the best collectible series to our enthusiastic buyers. One of the newest collections of bullion rounds we are pleased to offer to our customers is the new Medieval Legends Series. This exciting new collection offers images of well-known folk heroes and figures from the Medieval Period of human history. With the release of the Robin Hood design, this beautiful new series kicks off with a bang.
There’s hardly a child or adult in North America who hasn’t heard of the famous bandit from Sherwood Forest. Though exact accounts of his life remain murky, assuming he existed at all, the tale of Robin Hood has proved enduring. The name is still applied as a general term to those who do good for the poor of the world in an anonymous or semi-anonymous manner. Although the tale of Robin Hood varies in English folklore, the most common retelling puts Robin Hood around during the reign of King Richard I.
After Robin Hood returns from fighting in the Third Crusades with King Richard I of England, he finds that the evil Prince John has taken over the throne and is wasting the kingdom’s money on his own excesses. To fuel his own greed, Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are heavy-handedly taxing the poor peasants of England. Having lost his own family estate while he was away, Robin Hood turns to his military skills to rob from the rich and give back to the poor.
The story of Robin Hood follows his run-ins with the Sheriff of Nottingham and the forces of Prince John. Robin’s common targets are tax collectors, and many find themselves ambushed in Sherwood Forest.
Whatever you believe about the tale of Robin Hood, his desire to do good for those who are least vulnerable in society is one that resonates to this day.
On the obverse side of the new Medieval Legends Robin Hood Rounds, you will find the famed archer of Sherwood Forest ready for the fight. In this design, he has his cloak up over his head as he draws an arrow back in his bow. With his gaze locked in, he is ready to let fly on his enemies to fight back against tyranny and injustice.
The reverse side of all Medieval Legends Rounds will feature the same design element. This common reverse includes a scene from a humble room in a stone castle of the Medieval Period. In the foreground, you will notice a wooden table adorned with numerous items that is positioned looking right at a stained-glass window and the stone walls of the castle’s interior. All the tricks of the trade for a good Medieval Legend are sprawled out on the table. You’ll find the weapons of a warrior, as well as the quill and parchment necessary to capture these good deeds to pass down through the generations. There is also an inscription on this side in a Medieval text that reads ROBIN HOOD.
With each design release in the Medieval Legends Series, you will find the designs available on 1 oz silver rounds and 1 oz copper, with both rounds boasting .999 pure metal content.
If you’re thinking of following along with all the releases in this series, the best way to store your Medieval Legends is with the new Provident Metals Medieval Legends Collector Box. The box has the Provident Metals logo on the exterior of the lid, with a slot inside to hold each design from the series in both its silver round and copper round form. The closed box can be housed in a sleeve that looks just like a Medieval scroll.
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