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GUINEVERE Camelot Knights Round Table 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2016


This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the second issue of the “Camelot” series, dedicated to the legendary tale of King Arthur. In this edition – the beautiful Guinevere. The coin has an exceptional High Relief, thanks to the Smartminting technology, has a Proof quality and comes in an elegant case, along with the COA. Limited mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide.

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Availability date: 05/31/2017

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Guinevere, often written as Guenevere or Gwenevere, was the wife of legendary King Arthur. She first appears as Guanhumara (with many spelling variants in the manuscript tradition) in Geoffrey of Monmouth's pseudo-historical chronicle of British history, the Historia Regum Britanniae (written circa 1136 AD) and is first found in medieval Welsh prose in the mid-late 12th century tale Culhwch and Olwen as Arthur's wife Gwenhwyfar. In medieval romances, one of the most prominent story arcs is Queen Guinevere's love affair with her husband's chief knight, Lancelot. This story first appeared in Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart and became a motif in Arthurian literature, starting with the Lancelot-Grail of the early 13th century and carrying through the Post-Vulgate Cycle and Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Guinevere and Lancelot's betrayal of Arthur preceded his eventual defeat at the Battle of Camlann by Mordred.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin features King Arthur’s wife, Guinevere, in Ultra High relief, sitting by the woods with a thoughtful look. On the background, a beautiful landscape with trees and the legendary castle of Camelot. On top of the coin’s reverse the inscriptions: “Guinevere” – the name of the coin and “2016” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sitting in the middle of the iconic Round Table as seen from above. Surrounding the table and set around the rim are the twelve round table knights with the helmets in hand, holding their sword towards the centre of the table in the classic pose. All around the effigy, the inscriptions: “COOK ISLANDS” – the issue country, “10 DOLLARS” – the face value and “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen. On the bottom of the obverse, the inscription: “2 oz. Ag .999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver.