Robin Hood is one of English folklores oldest tales. On the surface, the tale speaks of a man disillusioned by the greed of the wealthy and powerful. He hopes to level the playing field for the subjects of the Kingdom of England by stealing from the rich to ensure the most vulnerable are taken care of.
Stories of Robin Hood began to spread in the Late Middle Ages in England, with the earliest ballads telling his tale dating to the 15th century. Countless retellings of his tale over the centuries, not to mention literary adaptations and 20th-century feature film adaptations have muddled the background of his tale.
On the obverse of 1 oz Medieval Legends Robin Hood Silver Rounds, you will find an effigy of Robin Hood with his hooded cape up over his head as he draws back his arrow. You are getting a view that puts you face-to-face with the point of his arrow as he draws it back in the bow and prepares to release.
One of the common versions of the Robin Hood tale states that he fought in the Third Crusades with King Richard I of England in the 1190s. He returned to England ahead of Richard I, only to find his own lands taken by the Sheriff of Nottingham, the people besieged by unfair taxes, and Prince John, the brother of King Richard I, attempting to usurp his crown. This is just one variation of his story, albeit a very popular one.
The reverse side of the Medieval Legends Robin Hood Silver Round comes with a shared design element for the collection. Here, there is a table setting inside what may be a castle. There is a stained-glass window in the background with a variety of items set out on the table, such as a sword, a bow, two arrows, and even a chalice and an apple.